The Identity

For the film's promotional materials, we wanted to play up the superficial focus continuously placed on Debbie's image, objectifying her iconic looks to draw attention to the same behavior from her interviewers. 

The Look

The raw materials that comprise the film tell a story of the state of our cultural archives. Rather than laboriously polishing the artifacts away, we embraced them, letting them provide additional context.

The Film

Blondie’s Debbie Harry endures years of superficial, tedious, and demeaning questions from journalists until she devises a brilliant way to turn interviews on their head.

Harry Does
Not Like

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We found the heavily saturated Chiron look from the early 70s fit perfectly with the overall look of the material. VFX for the film was limited to simple color grading, VHS transitions, and retouching of watermarks added by some of the amateur archivists.

Initially, I spent some time trying to create this situation in the computer. Working with our photographer, he convinced me we could achieve this entirely in-camera. He was right: The image below is virtually unretouched.

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