Is it a dream? Hallucination? Bad trip? Daily delusion? Reality? All blurred together?

Can Zoe navigate through the dark world of her addiction and still keep those closest to her?

LUMINARY
LUMINARY

Directed by
Enya Belak

Produced by
Eve Dautremant-Tomas

Cinematography by
Aadhar Gupta

Edited by
Victoire Seurre

Sound design by
Anser Soomro

Cast
Elif Knight
Clive Saunders
Roseanna Frascona
Olivia Anastasiades
Alexander Devrient
David Bettega

Screenplay by
Eve Dautremant-Tomas
Merissa Russell-Hammer

Music by
Joe Brooks

Costume Design by
Alexandra Kapsala Greenwood
Eimear O’Reilly

Production Design by
Jason Kelvin

DIRECTOR STATEMENT

 

I remember the story my mom used to tell me to explain the pure pleasure of a first high on heroin: ”The first hit feels like you are flying a kite. You are catching a balance between the ground and the sky. You emerge with the kite and the sensation of the momentum it gives you is a satisfactory and pure joy. Obviously, you want more but it is never the same. You are catching the same moment, but you can never reach it and then the addiction begins…”

 

 

 

 

Luminary is visual poetry. The narrative line follows the
idea of expression of memories and thoughts hidden
into a palette of emotions.

 

The intention was to explore the emotional journey of Zoe’s everyday struggle. How a woman deals with the pain, loneliness, their escape into the imaginative worlds
and on the other hand how the drug, precisely
heroin addiction, affects relationships.

 

 

 

 

 

This memory influenced each part of the creation. When you start digging in the deepest and darkest corners of humanity you realise how lonely we can be sometimes. I wanted to capture the sensations and fears, and on the other hand ecstasy and joyfulness.

 

Questions are not meant to be solved. The direction I was interested in was to provoke Zoe’s fragility through the vagueness and open questions about the instability of her mind-set. Unpredictability of human nature, instant emotions, duality of persons perceptions are the under layers of the story structure. I was interested in exploring the transition between surreal-real worlds as sometimes they get emerged and we cannot define the state of mind.

 

Is it a dream? Hallucination? Bad trip? Reality?

All blurred together?

 

Enya Belak

 

 


”This captivating work addresses
the viewers to such heightened
and multilayered experiences,
and to an insightful and cliché-free
exploration of the concepts of
memory and love.”

 

 

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CREDITS

Directed by Enya. Belak
Cast Elif Knight I Clive Saunders I Roseanna Frascona I Olivia Anastasiades I Alexander Devrient I David Bettega I Produced by Eve Dautremant-Tomas I Screenplay by Eve Dautremant-Tomas I Merissa Russell-Hammer I Cinematography by Aadhar Gupta I Edited by Victoire Seurre I Sound design by Anser Soomro I Music by Joe Brooks I Costume Design by Alexandra Kapsala Greenwood I Eimear O’Reilly I Production Design by Jason Kelvin

Story Enya Belak I Eve Dautremant-Tomas Assistant Art Director Sabina Belak Make-Up & Hair Artist Tamara Kay Assistant Make-Up & Hair Artist Sadé Bianca Steadicam Operator Aleš Belak Camera Operator Aadhar Gupta Focus Puller Anna Gudbrandsdottir I Ian Coffey Second assistant camera Nick Galbusera Gaffer Sam Robinson-Horley I Pascale Neuschäfer Spark Steven Carver I Rory Tilford Sound Recordist Anser Soomro Boom Operator Liu Yubo Line Producer Maria Alonso Production Manager Yi Hu First Assistant Director Arturo Olivares De Libero Second Assistant Director Francesca Alber Script Supervisor Harriet Baker Runner Angela Faillace I Melanie Jansen Executive Producer Jean-Philippe Tomas I Blaž Jelnikar I Teleking, Ljubljana Mastering & Color Correction Teleking, Ljubljana Colorist Fran Sokolić Post-Production Supervision Zoran Mihailović Post-Production Producer Martina Lajtner Re-Recording  Mixing Phillippe Ciompi Still Photographer Jani Peternelj I Maya Djurdjevic Graphic Design Odtisi @ Handprints Miha Deisinger I Jani Peternelj © Goldsmiths, University of London 2016

Thank You • Jasna Bauman I Aleš Belak I Sabina Belak I Tracy Boyd I William Brown I Don Butler I Callum Cameron I Simone Candido I Christelle I Jonathan Curling I Anne Dautremant I Sophie Dautremant I Marine De Cara I Laura Deisinger I Marta Deisinger I Ludvik Deisinger I Maja Delak I Estelle Domenech I Dureuil Estelle I Fatima I Lorena Fava I Flavien I The Flypit I Simon Gent I Charlie Gracie I Gregor I Robin Griffiths I Erika Kamlert I Marko Kočevar I Irena Kongoj I Kristina I Laurent I Borut Ličen I Marion I Vivi Martinez I Joana Moniz I Annika Nielsen I Laurent Nodet I Oliver I Jernej Orhini I Janko Oven I Cécile Pittet I Premila I Radiator I Melissa Ramos I Tatjana Razingar I Marko Razingar I Iain Robert Smith I Simon Savory I Maja Skubic I Sašo Štih I Janja Šivec I Simona Tepeš I Rohan Tripathi I Amanda Woolley I Neil Worden

Contact Us

For all queries regarding Luminary please contact the director,
Enya Belak enya.belak@gmail.com.

Drop an email! We will be happy to answer any questions.

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