Monday, May 16, 2011
Valentine to Perfume: Woman's Picture and Tableau de Parfums
Woman's Picture Trailer from brian pera on Vimeo.
Here's the trailer to a film about three women called Woman's Picture. The film premieres in Los Angeles this July (details to follow). The film, and the website I've created for it, Evelyn Avenue, has a lot to do with perfume. Each of the women's stories in Woman's Picture revolves around the influence of a fragrance, in a way that gives perfume something approaching magical properties. Ismellthereforeiam tends to cut videos in half, and can make loading the site a long term endeavor, so feel free to watch the trailer full screen through vimeo for the full effect, or watch it on Evelyn Avenue.
Woman's Picture is a tribute to the women I grew up with and the perfumes they loved. As some of you who read the blog know, I spent a lot of time as a kid sneaking into my sister's/mother's/grandmother's perfume collections, sniffing myself into my own private fantasy world. Woman's Picture puts some of those fantasies on film. These three women's stories are the first in an ongoing series dedicated to cinematic first-person portraiture. Each portrait is thirty minutes, and the gallery of portraits will broadcast on Evelyn Avenue starting in October. Until then, you can catch the first three, in feature film form, at a film festival near you. We'll keep you posted on dates. I created Woman's Picture not just as a tribute to the women who've influenced me directly but as an homage to the old women's films from the 30s, 40s and 50s, many of which I love. The biggest ambition behind the series, though, was to make movies that involve perfume directly and integrally, rather than as something that appears in the background, out of focus, on a character's dresser.
Andy Tauer is collaborating with this ten year project by creating a line of perfumes called Tableau de Parfums. Visit Evelyn Avenue for more information on that, as well. These perfumes are inspired by the characters of Woman's Picture. The first three perfumes are "Miriam", "Ingrid", and "Loretta". The launch date for the line is October of this year.
The film is on facebook under facebook.com/womanspicture, if you "like".