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Infatuated with a tattooed woman, the bar keeper desires her but all he can do is look. She, is fully aware of the power she commands over his weakness, it is a weakness that she knows how to capitalise on.
This very short silent film is an exercise in visual narrative technique while dealing with issues of the “Male gaze”, voyeurism and exhibitionism. References: Laura Mulvey, Balthus, Alberto Moravia.
Direction and Art direction by Terry O’Toole
Tattoo Artist: Karmen Leung
Hair and Makeup: Millie Yan
Stylist: Flavia (Fafa) White
Camera and edit: Evangelo Costadimas
Camera Assistant/Gaffer: Sadie Granberg
Production Assistant: Jenny Hui
With special thanks to Boris Burgess at MediamRare and Joyce Peng at Peel Fresco Music Lounge
Filmed in Hong Kong at Peel Fresco Music Lounge, Septenber 2014
Music by Stjepan Hauser, “Oblivion” written by Astor Piazzolla
Tags: black magic camera, cinematography, evangelo costadimas, exhibitionism, flavia (fafa) white, jenny hui, karmen leung, kevin guffy, male gaze, millie yan, sadie granberg, TATTOO, terry o'toole, voyeurism
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