Someone once asked me what makes a friend, I surmised that it’s hard to quantify; however extensive shared experience has to be the only measure. After making this film I believe the most important thing is a level of trust that allows us to share something that we would only do in private, a personal truth.
If this is true, Olympus has unreservedly allowed Simeon and I to experience and record something that invites you into what we shared together; into that private space.
Thanks for watching our film and behind the scenes below.
The Darkroom - Directed by David Boon and DOP Simeon Pratt
The Darkroom is a short Documentary Created and Directed by Myself and DOP’d Simeon Pratt.
A photographer wrestles with raw emotions and a void in his life after his brother passes away violently. His emotional anguish does not prohibit him from bringing something positive out of the experience. Captured across Iceland and Australia this exploratory documentary art piece shows a journey both mental and physical.
Special thanks to the team:
Chad Davis & Tom Clippard - Editors
Parker Jarvie - Company 3 - Colourist
Talia Pasqua - Trailer Editor
Model: Gabrielle Staunton
Hair and Makeup: Maggie Wang
Sydney Studio crew: Steve Harnacke
A Pixels Media Production
Olympus BTS - exploring what it was like making ‘The Darkroom’ - Captured on the Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
Video Edited and coloured by Tom Clippard
The Stills From the Darkroom - Taken on Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II -
Each telling their own story from depression & feeling lost, recovery but in the traps of your past, and finally moving forward confidently but carrying your past with you and behind you always.