Italian director Georgia Tribuiani premieres her latest short film, “Stillness,” today. Filled with rolling deserts and grainy film, it evokes a haunting atmosphere featuring samples from the latest Anaak collection. For Allday, Georgia talks about the mood and calm underneath the film and shares some behind-the-scenes material, below.
What did you use to shoot this film?
We shot the film in 16mm. The director of photography, Stefano Galli, was testing this old stock film that he recently bought from an auction. We immediately loved the look of the grain and the slightly off colors of the film.
What mood did you want to infuse: nostalgia, dreaminess, expectation, contemplation?
The Anaak brand is essentially about the seeker in us, the curiosity within. I wanted evoke the stillness and quiet moments of that journey through a series of landscapes with slow drifting cumulus clouds, birds flying above the tranquil sea and sounds of brisk wind sweeping across the surface of the ocean.
Where was it shot?
We shot the beach scenes around Salton Sea, the desert scenes in Imperial Sand Dunes and the interiors in Los Angeles.
What was your direction for the music score? The guitar sounds like a heat haze reverberating.
That’s a great way to describe it indeed. I was looking for a sound that was both minimal and repetitive like the wind or the waves of the sea. I worked with Lee Briante on the music who scored the film, creating an hypnotic rift.
“slow drifting cumulus clouds, birds flying above the tranquil sea and sounds of brisk wind sweeping across the surface of the ocean.”
What would be your inspirations behind this short in term of photography?
Stefano (DP) is a photographer and we had talked a lot about collaborating on a non-narrative film inspired by the work of artists that we love, like the landscape films of James Benning and the light and soft elegance of the photography of Luigi Ghirri. We both love his extraordinary capacity combining compositions with graphic elements of color. So when this project came along we felt that this was the perfect opportunity to shoot something together.
Do you think solitude is a great “alibi” for a fashion film?
Yes, probably because it eliminates the clutter and helps different looks to stand out.