A month or so ago now we were approached by a local Adelaide film production company called Henry Thong Productions. Henry is a talented director and filmmaker, who is definitely going places. He has been making films since he was 7 and started up his own production company in 2013. Henry along with his co-producer Sheshi approached us and another local Adelaide brand, Beg Your Pardon about collaborating with them on a short film. The film was going to be shot from the unique perspective of our feet, it has a progressive story with a focus on fashion. We were definitely interested and thought it sounded like so much fun. They shot both short films in a weekend.
We got to go down to the beach and watch them in action, which was pretty exciting. Henry even asked us to make an appearance in the film, but on playback we didn't even make the shot, Henry "accidentally" told us to stand outside the shot. Guess there will be no Academy award for us. We really thought we got our big break. Back to sock making it is, not that we are sad about that.
The crew that Henry has working on set were all amazing and talented in their own areas. It is always inspiring to watch other creatives in action and look at their creative processes. We really enjoyed the day of shooting and love working with other local businesses. We will be posting the video on our blog when it is released very soon, so watch this space.
In the meantime you should check out some of Henry's other amazing short films and documentaries. He recently released a documentary interviewing Hollywood film-makers, TV producers and cartoonists for The New York Times and Sydney Morning Herald in Sydney, Melbourne, Los Angeles and New York, called "Content Censored". This documentary is already receiving great reviews and is something that is cutting edge and not many people are willing to report on, congrats Henry, we loved the film! Watch it here.
Here are some photos as well from the weekend of shooting. Thanks to Ollie for these amazing photos. You're a real talent.