Vancouver BC wedding fashion label Truvelle has created a beautiful and ethereal short film, Mannequin, to showcase their 2015 collection. Truvelle's creative director Gay Bayona collaborated with friend and filmmaker Mehdi Nowroozi on her whimsical vision. "As a filmmaker, I just want to do something original, something people will immediately recognize as fresh, I want people to be hypnotized and mystified," Mehdi says. The team filmed in the wilds of Lower Mainland, BC. Mehdi says, "Mannequin is an 8 minute adventure fantasy fashion film showcasing Truvelle's 2015 collection. A lot of my thinking has gravitated towards mannequins - it's been my artistic motif for the past 2 years. When Truvelle approached me asking if I'd be interested in coming up with a film for their 2015 dress collection, I knew where to start."
Writer/Director/Producer: Mehdi Nowroozi | Executive Producer: Gaby Bayona & Truvelle | Producer: Sang Woo Kim | 1st AD: Mo Barrett | Director Of Photography: Jan Klompje of Brightside Cinema | Starring: Maya-Roisin Isabella Slater as The Mannequin, John Carlo Reyes as The Mystery Man, Daria as The Hedgehog | 1st AC/Focus Puller: Bruno Souza | 2nd AC/D.I.T. - Alexander Mainwaring | Gaffer: Richard McKee Macdonald | Lamp Operator: Andy Johnson | Key Grip: James Healey | Grips: Ross Wood, Thanh Ngyuen, Ridley Wallace | Production Designer: Sal Awad | Location Manager: Kevin Macinnes | SFX: Katheryn Munroe | Make-up & Hair: Rachel Liling Ong | Wardrobe: Gaby Bayona | Wardrobe Assistants: Britt Schafer, Megan Berry | VFX: Besar Ismaili, Mike Walton | Sound design: Adam Johnson of The Sonic Root | Score: Ben Rowley of Rowley Records | Editor: Mehdi Nowroozi | Colorist: James Chase | Stills Photographer: Robert Huynh | Production Assistants: Nesta Cooper, Kins Tang, Jeff Canuel, Riun Garner, Rahul Rajanala, Ralph Bagguatan, Slatie Chu, Lauren Emslie Caplen, Kasey Lum, Imanuel Awad, Steven Sparks