Rayon de Soleil
The film is set In the 12th century French wilderness, a
woman awaits with her child for her husband to return
from the crusades. While exploring the way people back then lived in relation to nature, this historical drama favours the use of allegory to address contemporary concerns such as rreligious fanaticism, post-traumatic stress disorder and family alienation.
Together with the director and D.O.P. I developed a visual
concept that would help create a consistent mood for the
fim and story. From the basis of this concept we choose
locations, designed clothing and props, made a colour
pallet and a set dressing plan. I used design metaphors to
emphasise the mental state of the characters and their relation towards each other, their environment and religion.
I co-organized practial aspects like construction,
budgeting and transport of the art department