Winner of the 2019 Papatango Prize, Samuel Bailey’s 'Shook' is a probing exploration of the psychology of a criminal underclass.
Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, when theaters remained closed, I had a remarkable opportunity to apply my color grading skills to the film adaptation of the highly acclaimed play by Samuel Bailey, 'Shook'. Director George Turvey approached me after the filming stage was completed, expressing his vision for the grade to capture the gritty and unyielding atmosphere of a youth offenders institute. We drew inspiration from the impactful visuals of the film 'Starred Up' as we crafted the desired look for this project.
This film presented a unique challenge. While the camera angles reflected the theatrical essence of the play adaptation, we opted for colors and grading techniques that align more with the cinematic narrative of a feature film. This fusion of stage performance aesthetics and cinematic storytelling allowed us to create a visually unique and compelling experience that resonates with the audience.
DIRECTOR: George Turvey
WRITER: Samuel Bailey
PRODUCER: Chris Foxon
DOP: Max Brill
RE-RECORDING MIXER : Jasper Thorn
EDITOR: George Turvey