TNC Interview | 2020
"I made up the plot as I filmed it, being inspired by the knick knacks I could find. Everything sort of just came together in a really lovely way."
The Anderson Guide To Surviving A Global Pandemic
Creative inspiration can come from anywhere and with most of the world now in some for of lockdown there seems to be an abundance of time on people's hands to explore their creative side. Last week Madelaine Turner made The Anderson Guide To Surviving A Global Pandemic which has since gained over 2 million views on Twitter alone.
Hi Madeleine, thank yo use much for talking to TNC, how are you coping with the lockdown?
I'd say Quarantine has been a big game changer for me. I've never had this much time to dive in and create whatever I feel like.
What was it about Wes Anderson's aesthetics as a filmmaker that you connected with?
I've always loved Wes's films. They are so beautiful and textured. I love how distinct his style is as a film maker. It's genuinely so impressive.
Where did the idea come from for your 1 minute film The Anderson Guide To Surviving A Global Pandemic?
I posted a Tik Tok lovingly parodying BBC period drama's. A lot of people were saying the way I filmed it was like a Wes Anderson film. That got me thinking. I mostly wanted to challenge myself, to see if I could emulate his style using only things I could find in my apartment.
How did you create such a detailed, funny and touching film in 1 minute?
I think the way the video ended up was a lot of "meant to be" moments. I made up the plot as I filmed it, being inspired by the knick knacks I could find. Everything sort of just came together in a really lovely way.
What was the biggest challenge you faced on this film?
I think the biggest challenge was filming the overhead shots! I filmed it all on my phone, and the tripod I have is cheap and not ideal for those types of visuals! Haha!
"As long as people are watching, I'll keep creating!"
What made you want to use Tic Tok as the social media platform to share this film?
I've loved Tik Tok as a fun way to be freely creative. I honestly didn't think it would get the type of response it did, but I'm so happy people liked it.
The Anderson Guide To Surviving A Global Pandemic is 1 minute long do you think that because of the response you've gotten you might consider doing a longer film?
I would love to dive into creating longer, more narratively charged content. As long as people are watching, I'll keep creating!
Do you have any advice or tips to anyone who might be toying with the idea of creating their own micro-masterpiece?
Just do it! You have no idea where your project could take you, or the type of people it could reach.
And finally, what do you hope people will take away from The Anderson Guide To Surviving A Global Pandemic?
I hope they leave the video with a smile on their face and an appreciation of some aesthetically charged silliness!