In the Blackout

Credits

Directors:
Ian “Emma” Bonhôte
Fernando “Del” Reginato

Producers:
Paul Carter
Ian “Emma” Bonhôte

Production house:
Pulse Films

Writer:
Ian “Emma” Bonhôte

Clothes:
Beyond the Valley

Fashion directors:
Kate Harwood Bonhôte
Kristjana Williams

Production Manager:
Simon Maniora

Director of photography:
Michael Wood

Camera assistant:
Mark Yeshin

Gaffer:
Nathan Matthews

Boom Operator:
Gui Burgez

Runner:
Mike Freedman

Model:
Maria Eleftheriou

Art Department:
Sarah Ascroft-Leigh

Make-up:
Poppy France

Lead Puppeteer:
Drew Colby

Puppeteers:
Marinda Botha
Mahtab Grimshaw
John Pinder

SFX Supervisor:
Fernando “Del” Reginato

Operators:
Ian “Emma” Bonhôte
Fernando “Del” Reginato

Editors:
Ian “Emma” Bonhôte
Fernando “Del” Reginato

Music composers:
Adam Bushell
Nick Foster
@ Soundtree

Sound Design:
Gavin Little
@ Echolab

Synopsis

Love is complicated, especially when two inanimate objects, lost in an underground car park, find each other.
This film tells the unlikely love story between a Victorian Dress and a Mechanic Overall.
The audience witnesses the exploration of the class divides through the first step into a new relationship.

Director Biographies

« Ian “Emma” Bonhôte »

Ian’s passion for filmmaking stems from his passion for people. At the age of 7, he started acting in theatre. He pursued this career up to the age of 18 until he came to realize that he, “couldn’t deal with being judged at casting anymore”.
But curiosity got the better of him. He picked up a camera and some projectors and started expressing himself within the London underground’s club scene (Blue Note…), and with that, pioneered the revival of the VJ culture.

As part of the collective Eikon, Ian directed videos for Levi’s, Guiness, Wrangler, as well as being Creative Director for the Diesel U Muzik Awards. Music and fashion interlinked constantly so Ian naturally moved onto directing music videos. His passion for people and the underdog led Ian in and out of the established commercial world.
He finally signed to Independent/Anonymous Content under the pseudonym Emma in March 2004, for worldwide representation, but soon felt the need for a new challenge. So, with fellow producer Thomas Benski, they founded Pulse Films in October 2004.
Since then Ian, as Emma, has directed ad campaigns for Nike, Wal Mart, Daktarin, Observer, as well as keeping busy with promos for Tom Jones in collaboration with Fernando “Del’ Reginato, the Freemasons, Peter Gelderblom, Josh Wink, Spektrum.

He has extensive experience in working with Sport Celebrities. He directed commercials featuring Tiger Woods, Thierry Henry and athlete superstar Blank Vlasic. His love for experimentation is currently manifesting itself in the world of online advertising, spending some of his time shooting virals, banners, MCU’s and other new, sweet creative gems!

« Fernando “DEL” Reginato »

DEL walked away from his Design Studies to go to New York and study post-production at NYU, make nobudget music videos, and live off dog-walking money.
He worked his way up to senior 5D Cyborg artist at top Brazilian post-production house Casablanca (with jobs for clients like Nokia, Ford, VW and Nestle), but then decided to move to London.

DEL has spent the last few years designing and creating music video visuals for artists like The Kaisers Chiefs, Pendulum and Fujiya & Miyagi, working for production companies like Pulse Films, Colonel Blimp and Partizan.
DEL has recently moved into directing, collaborating with Ian “Emma” Bonhôte on Tom Jones new music video Give a Little Love, as well as an opening title sequence for National Geographic series Britain’s Toughest Prisons.