Manchester based Chase Films and partner company The Chase Creative Consultancy today release three short films with the support of UK heating appliances brand ESSE. The campaign entitled ‘KITCHEN STOVE DRAMAS’ consists of three short films exploring comical everyday stories.
Each film starts with the product placement of an ESSE cast iron cooker, before ending with the protagonists' expression of thought-provoking bewilderment. Narrative filmmakers at heart, The Chase Films use their production and storytelling expertise to explore longer form, story driven content in this collection of shorts for ESSE.
The three films, ‘Patient’, ‘Passenger’ and ‘Papers’ depict a number of different everyday scenarios with a comedic twist to them; a man who’s running late to an appointment with his eccentric therapist, a strange trip with a motorcyclist who seems to have forgotten his companion, the brazen behaviour encountered by a tourist on her morning run to the local newsagent.
Written by The Chase, scripted and directed by Oscar nominated Mark Gill, the idea of ‘KITCHEN STOVE DRAMAS’ is a nod towards the 1960s genre of British ‘Kitchen Sink Dramas’. The colour palette of the films gives them a distinctive and classically British flavour, also supported by the association with ESSE, a quintessentially British brand, giving the films a common theme.
The films were shot on top of the Pennines (a mountain range in England) over three days during the height of Storm Eunice. Despite the challenges, Director of Photography, Fernando Ruiz, opted for an unobtrusive approach to the camerawork. The choice of camera, filters and lighting were able to deliver the desired look and feel, with unobtrusive camerawork allowing the performances to develop and entice the audience.
This professional campaign titled 'KITCHEN STOVE DRAMAS' was published in United Kingdom in May, 2022. It was created for the brand: ESSE, by ad agency: The Chase Creative Consultancy. This Film medium campaign is related to the Household Products industry and contains 3 media assets. It was submitted over 1 year ago.
Production Company: The Chase Films
DIRECTOR & WRITER: Mark Gill
ORIGINAL STORIES: Ben Casey
PRODUCER: Ed Newell
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Alex Roberts, Mark Gill, Ben Casey
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Fernando Ruiz
PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Anna Papa
EDITOR: Frank Moderna
CASTING DIRECTOR: Lee Mountjoy
PRODUCTION MANAGER/1ST AD: Sam Atkins
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: Georgia Leigh-Taylor
1ST AC: Kirsten De Maid
2ND AC: Dahlia Al-Janabi
CAMERA TRAINEE: Louise Wilcock
SOUND RECORDIST: James Lister
GAFFER: Mark Rickett
ELECTRICIAN: Christopher Moore
ASSISTANT ART DIRECTOR: Marco Turcich
STANDBY ART DIRECTOR: Matthew Hope
STANDBY PROPS: Dave Mills
SET DRESSERS: Tony Rooney, Fyn Smith
PROP BUYER: Maddy Walmsley
GRAPHIC DESIGN: The Chase Creative Consultants
WARDROBE/MAKEUP: Cheryl Bostock
UNIT PHOTOGRAPHER: Raluca Radu
FLOOR RUNNER: Lewis Brindle
COLOURIST: Chris Bell
CATERING: Gingham Caterers
TITLE DESIGN: Stuart Mitchell
SOUND MIXING STUDIO: Kord Media
SOUND MIXER: Euan Toms
PATIENT Luke Walker
PSYCHIATRIST Eric Colvin
FARMER Roger Morlidge
BIKER Adam Lawrence
SHOPPER Amber Doyle
SHOPKEEPER Victoria Porter
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Penne Manor Hotel
Colne Valley Museum
Lisa and Paul Richardson