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Client: H&M
Date: Oct 2017
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Director Baz Luhrmann has made a new four-minute film for H&M’s new Erdem collection.

The cinematic short for Erdem x H&M, called ‘The Secret Life of Flowers’, is set in a grand country mansion with a full cast of actors and models. The film will also debut an exclusive new track by Years & Years, ‘Hypnotised.’

The film is set in a country mansion where it is “always spring.” The house is like its own private world that is always filled with flowers, influenced by Erdem’s floral prints. When young friends come to stay, a love triangle begins. The film stars upcoming actors Tom Rhys Harries, Hero Fiennes Tiffin and Ruby Dagnall.

British VFX house Absolute Post worked with Bazmark Films on the campaign to help create the fictional paradise of Reddham Gardens: an indoor oasis of spring blossom in an autumnal setting.

Credits

Client: H&M Erdem X Designer Collection

Creative Agency/Production Company - Bazmark Inq LLC

Director/Key Creative - Baz Luhrmann

Producers - Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Catherine Knapman

Designer - Catherine Martin

VFX Art Director - Chris Tangney

Editor - Jonathan Redmond

Director of Photography - Peter Suschitzky

UK Co-production Company - Biscuit Filmworks

Managing Director - Rupert Reynolds-MacLean

UK Key Crew:

Director of Photography - Peter Suschitzky

Producer -Kwok Yau

Line Producer - Davina Abrahams

1st Assistant Director - Sascha Marden

Location Manager - Kim Fenton

Art Director - David Lee

Stylist - Mattias Karlsson

Hair Designer - Lyndell Mansfield

Make-up Designer - Petros Petrohilos

Steadicam Operator - Matt Poynter

Camera Operator - Pete Batten

Gaffer - Reuben Garrett

Key Grip - Peter Olney

Sound Recordist - Quillon Larrett

Post Production & VFX - Absolute Post

Managing Director – Dan Bennett

Executive Producer - Kirsty Murray

VFX Supervisor/2D Lead - Ben Robards

2D Artists – Carl Godwin-Alvarez, Simon Holden, Fasa Oyibo, Warren Gebhardt, Bernardo Varela, Chris Chitty, Zee Stoitchkov, Elliot Platt, Otis Guinesswalker, Arion Mehmeti

Colourist/Grade - Matt Turner

CG/3D Lead - Huggy Stephens

CG Artists – James Coore, Matt Burn, Aaron Masih, Alessandro Caponetti, Sean Elliott, Dan Baiton.

Sound Editing & Mix - Postworks New York

Supervising Sound Designer - Ruy Garcia

Re-recording Mixer - Martin Czembor

​Music Music Arranger - Elliott Wheeler (Turning Studios)

Music Editor - Jamieson Shaw (Turning Studios)

Music Supervision - Earworm Music (Simon Astall & Ben Turner)

Music Soundtrack - Years & Years

Composers - Michael Thomas Goldsworthy, Oliver Alexander Thornton, Resul Emre Turkmen, Mark Stuart Ralph

Producer - Mark Ralph

Title of music Hypnotised

Music Published by: Universal Music Publishing AB, Sony/ATV

Music Publishing - Scandinavia KB

Music Master recording - Universal Music Operations Limited

Actors: Ruby Dagnall, Dame Harriet Walter, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Tom Rhys Harris, Peter Burrows

Models: Saskia de Brauw, Imaan Hammam, Grace Hartzel, Fernando Cabral, Luca Lemaire, Neels Visser, Tony Ward

Shooting location - The Grange, Grange Park, Northington, Hampshire SO24 9TG, UK