It’s a trailer! Watch, if you please.
Sometimes, films aren’t planned. Place Stamp Here was an accident. Shhh, a happy accident, darling.
“I realized that sometimes my favorite part of my job is that my chair swivels, so maybe I need to more actively pursue other, more creative, more lovely projects.” – Kelly Sharp
And then Kelly sent us her charming script.
When she talks, Kelly goes off on these tangents that are wonderful and natural and so insisting that she narrate the script exactly how she’d described it to us in an email, we moved forward with our take on how to tell the story visually…
To the storyboards.
Cute … we could’ve drawn the whole film that way. But at the same time 1.) I sort of loved finishing a film in such a timely fashion and 2.) I really loved using the actual trinkets and the things we’ve all collected on all of our travels. Which also made the process unique and interesting. And amazing!
The music really tied the film together — composed by Jasmin Way, Carter Logan and Hannah Rawe of The Chandeliers with Zach Knox on piano.
It was so fun to collaborate and we’re so lucky to be surrounded by such creative types. We all thought of it like this — maybe we’re broke and maybe didn’t plan on making another film … but it’s festival season which equals fun. Motivation!
We used different techniques like shooting the stop-motion elements, combining traditional animation with cut-outs, watercolor, photographs. It’s um, a cornucopia of mixed media.
But OK, my favorite part was making coffee-stained paper for the backgrounds.
Mmmmm coffee makes anything possible.