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Have you seen the stunning 'Tis Pity She’s Not Yours set yet?
Each year, LAMDA commission and produce a series of original short films featuring the graduating actors from our BA (Hons) and FdA Professional Acting courses. Shot on location and written, directed and edited by industry professionals, these films form just one part of our comprehensive screen and audio training. Since 2011, LAMDA short films have been viewed over 60,000 times online in nearly 100 countries and attracted the interest of agents and casting directors in the UK and overseas.
If you’ve seen our 2017 short films already, then you’ll likely already have admired the high production values across all the shorts, and you may have spotted in particular the stunning set featured in the film ‘Tis Pity She’s Not Yours. Designed and built specifically for this film, the Baroque set is the result of a collaboration between LAMDA and Rufus Martin, a final year Set Design for Screen student at UAL Wimbledon College of Arts.
Rufus worked with A J Quinn, Head of Screen and Audio at LAMDA, on our 2016 short film 18 Latimer Road. He approached Anthony earlier this year with the idea of creating a Baroque set for a 2017 LAMDA short film as his final year project. Keen to explore the idea, Anthony enlisted the help of writer and former actress Sasha Hails to create a story and a script to match the setting. Well-placed to be involved in the project, Sasha wrote the 2016 LAMDA short film In At The Deep End and had experience of writing for the period Rufus and Anthony were keen to capture having recently penned episodes of BBC 1’s Versailles, set in Louis XIV reign.
Students across multiple courses at Wimbledon College of Arts collaborated with Rufus and LAMDA to bring the project to life, including Avni Goyal, Alice Clelland and Leon Van De Meer (Standby Art Dept), Chloe Stevens (Assistant Costume Designer), Rebecca Roberts (Costume Interpreter), Lydia Smith (Technial Arts and Special Effects) and Jay Cloud and Julien Leonel (Assembly Assistants).
Rufus secured a number of sponsorships, allowing him to achieve the authentic look and feel of the set. Sponsorships included paint from Little Greene, fabrics from Venetian company Rubelli and antique furniture and props from Farley.
Take a look through the stunning images and watch the full film, ‘Tis Pity She’s Not Yours below.