Will & Carly are London based directors whose work focuses on a heightened visual representation of life and emotion. Their aim is to create work that helps promote social change and inspire conscience and compassion for the wider world.
FILTERFACE is a satirical piece that looks at the unhealthy importance young people place on social media validation and the disturbing trend to go under the knife to look like their flawless filtered selfies. Doctors have labelled this new mental health illness ‘Snapchat Dysmorphia’ – a modern-day sickness that is causing young people to lose touch with reality as they seek out a manufactured, false and synthetic ideology.
“We really wanted to ring an alarm bell with this film and draw attention to the bizarre cultural obsession with AR filters that is hurting our women and girls in more ways than one.”
Shot in an ex-mental health institute in North London, the film uses performance to explore themes of worship, self-obsession and addiction to the perfect projected appearance. The choreography was crafted by Isabella Mahmoud with the help on the talented Ellie Gordon who really interrogated the brief and took the feeling of discomfort to another level.