Old Beginnings

PROJECT DETAILS

Old Beginnings

Short film

 

2018

Director: Suni Khan

Producer: Lewis Partovi 

Costume Designer: Ilaria Mosca

Production Designer: Madge Healey

Director of photography: Tom O’Keefe

Starring: Hannah Arterton, Lewis Reeves, Harriet Green, Rupert Ratcliffe, Selina Giles, Shango Baku

“WHAT IF THERE WAS A METHOD THAT ALLOWED YOU TO EXTINGUISH ALL THE FAILINGS OF THE PAST?” 

Old Beginnings is a post-modern, tragic romance about a young couple trying to rid themselves of the past using an  unorthodox and bizarre ritual as they rekindle their love.

Produced by Lewis Partovi, created and directed by Suni Khan, starring Hannah Arterton and Lewis Reeves, and with a soundtrack featuring Atoms for Peace, Bloc Party and M83.

The outfits designed, for the different scenes and the different characters, 7 plus the dummy/replica of the two protagonists, were in total 16. In particular, for Sophia’s costumes, I used symbolic colors to indicate her delevopment during the story: for example she wears red when she meets the Doctor for the ritual, white during the “baptism” of the dummies scene, as a newborn, and yellow (danger) in the twisted end of the story.

The grasskeeper’s costume has instead been broken down to give it a dirty and used look.