Normally found in front of the camera, Craig Roberts made the switch to directing and his second film was Eternal Beauty.
Eternal Beauty is the story of Jane (Hawkins) who, after she is dumped at the altar, has a breakdown and spirals into a chaotic world.
After conducting lens and exposure tests, framing in 1.85:1, Eternal Beauty was captured to Kodak Vision 3 500T (5219) and Kodak Vision 3 250D (5207) – both push-processed by one-stop Cinelab London to enhance the grain and contrast. All film processing/negative development was carried out at Cinelab London as well as Film Dailies, Sound Sync and Deliverables for Editing.
Kit Fraser DoP “We had loads of different movie references, but all the with common threads of them each having strong, colourful stylised looks, and all being shot on celluloid film,” Fraser remarks. “Craig loves film, and is a big advocate for celluloid production. Me too. If I could keep-on just shooting film, I would love that! For me, film means I can bake-in the picture I want, straight on to the negative in the camera, as opposed to digital where everyone can have a different opinion on your work during the shoot, and things can easily get changed later down the line.”
Director & Writer: Craig Roberts
Director of Photography: Kit Fraser
Starring: David Thewlis, Billie Piper and Sallie Hawkins
Film Services: CINELAB LONDON
Head of Production: ROGER HARLOW
Lab Manager: ANDY HUDSON
Production Assistant SONJI CLARKE
Film Processing JOHN GURNEY, DEREK COLLINS, TONY PUZAS, STEVE SHERIDAN, LUKE SLATTER
Chief Engineer CLIVE NICHOLS
Dailies Colourist PAUL DEAN
Head of Sound and Scanning JIM WREN
Scanning and Sound Assistant SCOTT LIDDLE
Technical Film Consultant ADRIAN BULL