Ralf Demesmaeker's Emotive New ShortCaviar director shoots 'The Gift'
A brief write up about the film from director Ralf Demesmaeker.
I stumbled on Chelsea Wolfe's work while researching music for another film. She's a really talented and original artist and her music made a big impression on me. Especially the Apokalypsis album.
Around that time I was writing The Gift, a short film about a boy who has the ability to channel life, the world's hippest future drug I’m sure. The whole time while writing and shooting the film, Apokalypsis was playing in the background in my headphones and the car stereo. The influence on the way I shot the film was so significant I decided to ask my editor Anne Perri to use Pale On Pale as the soundtrack. From that point on I couldn't imagine the film without the track.
I contacted Chelsea's management and had a meeting with Chelsea after a gig. She loved the film and gave permission to use the track. The whole film was a labor of love made with a great crew and cast, and would have been impossible without
the support of the amazing people at Caviar.
Writer & director: Ralf Demesmaeker
Production Company: Caviar
Executive Producer: Viktor Ziegler & Ralf Demesmaeker
Executive Producer: Kato Maes
Producer: Tom Depelseneer
Director of Photography: Brecht Goyvaerts
Editor: Anne Perri @ The Quarry London
Head Post Production: Peter Deuss
Post Prod & VFX supervisor: Corentin Desaedeleer
Post Production Coordinator: Katrien Van Den Brande
Track: Pale on Pale
Artist: Chelsea Wolfe
Special thanks: Jamie Crofts