Some movies are portraits. Portraits of a time, a place, a person, an event, etc. Made up of impressions, brush strokes that build upon each other to trigger something in us. Like a painting might do. HARVEST is a portrait of a family over a summer into autumn. A family dealing with an event we all face in our own lives. Something ordinary that can actually be quite beautiful.
A script itself conjures up sights and sounds and a sense of style. When thinking about how to express the script visually, we filmmakers turn to other mediums as reference and inspiration. Works like these below helped inform the look and feel of HARVEST. We decided to film with available light to help create our naturalistic, sun-drenched scenes around a house and shoreline town.
(Monet’s Road to Saint-Simeon Farm, Renoir’s The Swing,
Renoir’s Luncheon of a Boating Party, Sargent’s Nonchaloir Repose)