A STATEMENT OF INTENT

Deux – where once there was nothing.

EXPERIMENTAL

Collaboration is at the core of what we do.

Conceived as a homage to Norman McLaren’s ‘Pas de Deux’ in the autumn of 2019 against a backdrop of division, the aim was simple, and visually and strategically symmetric – bring people together to make something more.

For this project we brought together friends, old and new, into an analogue space to synthesise and experiment, with results that surprised us all. By re-connecting with old friend Dylan Kendle, famed for his partnership at design practise Tomato (working with Underworld, Trainspotting, Working Title Films… to name just a few), we have the perfect mix to translate and rediscover ‘McFaul_Day’ – the creative agency – as we approach an exciting phase of transition later in 2020. This work would mark a rebirth of why we as a team exist, and are always searching for a sense of self and poise.

Dylan lured us with Ben Atwin’s ethereal track ‘Substrates’, the perfect score on which to inspire movement, shape and vivid colour. With Ben’s music as a platform, we set-up systems, looping (things) in, cutting (things) out – as Ben does when creating his music – whilst allowing the choreography of Charlotte Edmonds (Inaugural Royal Ballet Young Choreographer 2015–2018) to flow freely and seamlessly with light and sound guiding the remarkable dancers Emma and James.

We had no idea what would come from this journey but we are amazed to see the whole team’s efforts in producing something so perfect in its translation of who we are and so true to our vision. It only felt right, as we brought the concept and team together, that we were making something special happen where once there was nothing – a perfect metaphor for our existence and a bourgeoning statement of where we are going.

“We want to thank all the members of this production with our deepest and sincerest thanks and gratitude, for they may not realise but they’ve been party in instigating a new lease of life and direction through their amazing talents and meticulous work ethic. Thank you!”

Justin Day & John McFaul / Founders
A statement of intent

Title: “DEUX”

Length: 03:22

Agency: McFaul_Day

Director: Dylan Kendle

DOP: Kyle Macfadzean

Editor / VFX / Post: Duncan Horn
https://processpostproduction.io

Steadicam: Justin Theodore

Choreographer: Charlotte Edmonds

Dancers:
Emma Farnell-Watson
James Pett

Music: Ben Chatwin
http://www.ben-chatwin.com
Track: Substrates from the 2018 album ‘Staccato Signals’.
Working from ‘The Vennel’, his home studio in South Queensferry, Scotland, composer and producer Ben Chatwin creates a musical language permeated with an ambiguity, or tension, between the electronic and acoustic worlds. Thanks go to Mark Kirby for the love and support at Village Green Recordings.

Executive Producer: Rhys Evans @ Twice Pictures

Producer: Joe Edwards @ Twice Pictures

Stylist + Wardrobe: Christina Aranda Garzon

Hair + Make-up: Shayna Lewis-Fenton

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Deux – A Statement of Intent.
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