Dan Williams, creative director at The Mill, New York, has released “Exhale“, a short film designed as a visual and emotional representation of someone’s final journey between life and death. Each chapter symbolises a separate moment of that process; a movement towards the light, the last physical kicks, an outpouring of love, a release of fear, and a final acceptance. The film was a “Staff picks” on Vimeo a couple of weeks ago and got quarter of a million loads and 25K full plays, so it is beginning to stream out into the world.
Exhale was shot by film director Dan Williams with The Mill producer Zu Al-Kadiri, director of photography Ivan Abel, assistant director Alex Maxwell, director of content Ian Bearce, executive producer Alistair Thompson, line producer Rich Schwab, stylists Tiffany Pentz and Shaundel Hall, make up stylist William Lemon, hair stylist Cash Lawless, casting directors Tia Perkins and Liezl Zwarts, lighting consultant B2Pro Alexander Haessner, 1st AC Derek Nelson, digital imaging technician Ali Mulcahy, lighting tech Elliot Ross, 2nd AC Corey Jenkins, camera assistant Janice Min, gaffer Michael Yetter, VTR Enrique Castillo, grip electric Andrew Smith, 2nd AD Colin Blaney, production assistants Katie Kolombatocich, Eli Bermudez, Jared Auslander and Simone Metzger,
Post production was done at The Mill by 2D artists Dan Williams, Jade Kim, Antoine Doudai, Gigi Ng, Danny Morris, Robert Bruce, Kyle Cody, Rosalind Paradis, Dusty Diller, Patrick Mahoney, Brian Houlihan, Rob Meade, 3D artists Ihsu Yoon, Yong Chan Kim, Navdeep Singh, Nick Ginette, Ryan Hussain, James Williams, editor Jonathan Rippon, colorist Fergus McCall, designer Tetsuro Mise.
Music was produced at Black Iris.
Cast are Fighter Makin Curry, Ghost bride Arianne Stratton, Gesture Maria Bruun, and Old Man Mark Vatalaro.