1.06.2011

Exciting new project: Falling Uphill film poster!

Guess what? I've been asked to design and paint a film poster for an upcoming movie called Falling Uphill. You can watch a trailer here. Yay! I was introduced to the team via the cinematographer's fiancĂ©e, whom I lived and went to school with in Paris ten years ago. The writer/director and his co-producer are young and live in San Francisco, and the film is set and shot here, so it's a really exciting project that I'm honored to be asked to contribute to. They reiterated to me that it was important for them to show a resident's version of the city, rather than the postcard version of it that is so often repackaged, so they were careful not to include any Financial District skyscrapers or tourist landmarks in the film. It's mumblecore, and sort of romantic/coming-of-age comedy, so we're brainstorming on ways to show a somewhat abstracted version of the city that captures this offbeat element. The director also wants the characters shown from the back. Hmm. Tricky, very tricky. I sketched these while I was on the phone with him, and we'll talk about them in our upcoming meeting.

© Mikayla Butchart