It is human nature to want to be remembered after death, hence historical monuments, elaborate tombs and literary texts. The viewer shares the ambition that the main character has. Bridget is a 14-year-old girl with a fear of being forgotten. The film follows her attempts to make a mark in her world, whether it be through breaking the world record for ‘most jumps on a trampoline’ or becoming a Picasso-famous artist.
I created this film using a DSLR camera and the program Premiere Pro. I took stylistic inspiration from filmmaker Wes Anderson. I used mise-en-scene, camera movement, costuming and pacing similar to those in Anderson’s films, as well as using colourful, storybook-like backgrounds. I have also been influenced by the notion of becoming a famous artist, such as Picasso. I first formulated the film idea then created a film treatment and storyboard. I used my siblings as actors and filmed on my family’s property. The soundtrack is Bella Bartok’s ‘Romanian Polka’, and is in the public domain.
About the Artist
- Name: Lahni Thorogood
- School: Nambour State College
- Artwork: Bridget’s Mark
- Media: Single channel video, 16:9, colour, sound, 2:31 minutes
As a filmmaker and a visual artist, my aim is to capture a feeling or concept and express it. I strive to create substance and meaning in everything that I produce. When making art, I believe the artist’s goal is to create something authentic. Something that excites its audience because of its individuality.
My inspiration comes from many places but I would have to say that it comes mainly from the people I know. I am drawn to character and I endeavour to convey human desires, thoughts, habits and identity visually. I plan to continue working with film, as I will always have a genuine devotion to creation.