PROJECT Baker Acted
DESCRIPTION short film
DIRECTED BY Derek Underwood
PRODUCTION DESIGN BY Mimi Violette
SHOOTING LOCATION Savannah, Georgia USA
SOME DESIGN NOTES Motivated by the unsettling color hues and daunting lighting schemes unveiled in Milos Forman’s One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest, this piece would lend it’s visual inspiration for a Graduate film student’s senior short. Our story would also took place in an “insane asylum”, but rather then a studio, we were bestowed with an abandoned wing of a nursing-home for the elderly and ill. Challenged by 10+ years of neglect, I revamped the space via mass cleaning, paint, the construction of wall partitions, and collaboration with the cinematographer. With limited resources and budget, “barring” the windows for both shadowplay and asylum “effect” was ‘cheated’ with inexpensive PVC pipe painted black and screwed to wood planks. The EXIT-sign was covered simply with a printed A4 “image” of an intercom.