Fiona Jane Burgess is a filmmaker/musician based in London. For this project, Fiona has teamed up with Marina London to create “Women For Women in Black“, an inspiring and beautiful campaign, including some incredible women all wearing MARINA in black.
“With this film I knew I wanted to make something playful but with a twist, and since it’s Marina’s first black collection I liked the idea of incorporating dark comedy into it. Marina knew that she wanted to involve women in the film that were in some way connected to her or the brand, so I wanted to find a unique way to show these women in the film by giving them scenes to enact. I wanted the film to be surreal and funny, so I just started writing down scenes I thought were a little bit absurd or silly. There were a lot of scenes that I hadn’t tested out, like whether or not the dress would work hanging around Alexa’s neck, but it also meant that there was room for improvisation and we could be a bit spontaneous, which I love. I’m so pleased with the result, and I’m so thankful to Marina for trusting in my ideas and also to all the women in the film who brought so much energy and charisma. It was infectious!“
CREDITS Directed by Fiona Jane Burgess Produced by Ailsa Vanessa Tapping Director of Photography: Arthur Loveday Camera Assistant: Charlie Knight Movement Direction: Franka Marlene Foth Creative Direction: Fiona Jane Burgess Set Design: Sophie Durham Art Assistant: Beatriz Moura Wardrobe: Ellen Nevrokopska and Chi San Wan Make Up Artist: Charlotte Kraftman Runner: Olivia Vincent-Frankland Edited by Elodie Fouqueau at Flock Edit Graded by Caroline Morin at Cheat
Cast: Franka Marlene Foth Belen Mar Leroux Marina Guergova Otegha Uwagba Thea Lovstad Olivia Crighton Rumi Stoyanova Leah Garwood-Gowers Chi San Wan Lucy Ward Alexa Coe Rena Sala Ana Kerin Zoe Chan-Eayrs