I’m very excited to show you my first film-related project! Below is the box art for a new documentary in the making called The Secret Life of Pianos.
This film is a gorgeous, emotional, and quirky look into the world of Edmonton’s piano tuners. I’d gush more about the subject, but the film’s not done yet and I don’t want to give anything away!
The Secret Life of Pianos is being produced by local film company Productions Loft, owned by my clients Marie-France Guerrette and Steve Jodoin. Check out some of their beautiful work over here. Their film is supported by Telus, Edmonton Arts Council, and the City of Edmonton and will be released on Telus Optik.
My role has been to make a logo and box art for the film, plus supporting graphics including supers and end credits. With the logo, I went for a balance between elegance and quirk; this was important because the film highlights the eccentricities of a very niche industry. The result is genteel but not perfectly polished. I was absolutely spoiled for this one: producers Marie-France and Steve provided me with stunning interior shots of pianos to work with. If you’ve never seen the inside of a piano, it’s mesmerizing.
One of the best things about this project is that I’m working with my friend Krystal Moss, a brilliant film editor. I’ve seen some rough cuts and they’ve made me want to squeal! I have tremendous respect for her ability to draw out the gems hidden in countless hours of footage, and then weave them all into compelling stories.
Another special note about this project is the number of women behind it. I’ve heard that having a female producer, editor and designer is quite a rarity in Alberta’s film industry! My whole team — Marie, Steve, and Krystal — has been wonderful to work with. It was my first experience with the film industry, and learning about it from these warm people meant a lot to me.
Stay tuned for the film’s release date!