ALLEYCAT

ALLEYCAT

ART DIRECTOR

A 20 year old, male presenting man finds a discarded piece of feminine clothing in the alley and envisions himself performing drag.

Directed by Shira Baron.

Funded by Arts at Michigan.

Finalist at Oregon Short Film Festival 2020.

Official Selection at Independent Shorts Awards 2020.

Official Selection at Austin Micro Shorts Film Festival 2020.

Sneak Peak, Shira Baron 2019.

STILLS FROM FILM

PROCESS

MOODBOARD

After reading the script I collected an inspiration board for set design and clothing.

Inspirations include: HLA Jeans Winter 2018 Lookbook, Photographer Jean Yves Lemoigne, Photographer Carlos Serrao’s Nike Tech Pack series, RuPaul’s Drag Race, city alleys, Friedemann Vogel photographed by Younsik Kim, vintage streetwear, ASOS, and various portrayals of leopard print.

COLOR MAPS

I collaborated with the director to plan the color transitions between scenes to parallel Troy’s energy and emotions.

 

Sketches of color map next to shot of location (Lips Drag Queen Show Palace Restaurant & Bar).

LIGHTING

I chose a bright purple to be the main lighting color to be ambiguous about gender.

STAGING

I then worked with the DPs to plan a shot list, stage camera angles, and work with Troy on choreography.

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PROP DESIGN

Responsible for designing props, I sourced boxes and clothes from trash piles and carefully arranged the leopard pants in the mix.