Recently completed, Ayanda & The Machanic, a film by Sara Blecher, has been selected to be part of the BFI London Film Festival. Grade was completed here at L & G and shot on the RED Epic by Jonathan Kovel.
The film needed to be a fresh representation of Johannesburg as a lively and vibrant city which was successfully achieved through lighting, set design and grading. Sara also had a clear idea of how she wanted the film to look - modern, fresh and youthful. Although a complicated conform due to many stills being inserted and with an array of looks used on these - the "instagram" feel helped bring together a modern narrative with style. Together with the rich skintones, bright, bold colours (greens, yellows, reds ) fairly high contrast ratios and beautiful lens flares - Jozi was made to look how it hasn't really been seen before. Well worth checking this film out, a sweet, inspiring, truly African story.