FLIT (2019, Directed by Jack Allen)

Jack Allen's fantastic sci-fi-comedy follows Carl, a world-renowned Fly Killing Expert, as he encounters his worst nightmare: a fly that refuses to die. 

 

Do flies have windows or is everything a door? Would a fly utopian society be one of commercial capitalism, would there be such a thing as billboards for, perhaps, Eau d'toilette? Are there any circumstances where flies may need cars?

These were some of the hard-hitting existential questions the production design of Flit raised. With a trusted glue gun and a lot of ambition, we turned our basement classroom into Carl's weird and wonderful laboratory, and old cardboard boxes to a fly civilisation. 

Collaborating closely with the great mind of Jack Allen, this project involved, among many things; photoshopping newspaper clippings, constructing contraptions such as the Fly Alarm, foraging for various parts to fill the lab, contacting Edinburgh University's chemistry department and negotiating borrowing equipment for set design, and managing a small but serious art department team.