Having worked on the branding and promotions for The Little Black Gallery since its launch 2 years ago we have become great fans of the works of Bob Carlos Clarke. During this time we often thought about whether it would work in film. After working in partnership with The Gate Films and the Directors Bert & Bertie on the wonderful Olympus Voice Recorder TV advert we produced last year it got us thinking about more of this celluloid medium and about taking photography to film.
We had a long chat with Bert & Bertie about the potential of the project and the rest is history. Bert & Bertie have been hard at work and have partnered with acclaimed producer Amy Gilliam (The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus), whilst we’ve been working on the title screen graphics for the trailer and soon to be short film.
Lindsey Carlos Clarke, widow of Bob Carlos Clarke, says ‘We have agreed to the short film route, rather than a TV documentary, because we want to produce a creative piece of work that will last in perpetuity. We also feel that Bob would have loved the fact that two women are making a film about him.’
The Foundation needs to raise a total of £75K to make the film and they are looking for friends and sponsors to contribute to this wonderful project in Bob’s memory. Anyone who donates more than £100 will be listed in the films credits and any donations over £5,000 will carry an Executive Producer credit.
Stephen Judge adds ‘This announcement comes just as our branding work for the The Little Black Gallery is nominated for Best Lifestyle Brand at the Lifetstyle Awards 2011, exciting times!’.
The film entitled ‘Darkroom – The Obsessions of Bob Carlos Clarke’ with hopefully be completed later this year. More information about the project visit.