Sam Fabian Miller

Film Maker

Dreams - 16mm commercial

Dreams - 16mm commercial

Commercial shot on 16mm Kodak 200T/5213 in response to a brief from Dreams for the Nahemi x Kodak film awards. 

The commercial was a short horror/comedic spoof of zombies invading a student house in order to hunt down a Dreams mattress which transforms them upon lying on it. 

My first 30 second TV commercial and first shoot on film this project was particularly challenging but the process was very rewarding and I am proud with the finished project. Shooting on film there was a hesitancy to be safe and make sure the film was lit and exposed, but this often results in a very flat image. I wanted to push the exposure and darkness with a lot of contrast to create two differing worlds - a dark horror world of sleepless zombies; juxtaposed by the heavenly and warm world of Dreams mattresses. 

Shot on ARRI SR3 with Zeiss Super Speeds and Arri cine-zoom. 

Director: Lizzie Cartwright 
Producer: Tom Patrick 
DoP: 🙋‍♂️
Focus puller: Matt Keeble
Clapper loader: Izzy Mac
Gaffer: Will Harrison
Production design: Amy Springall
Editor: Jacob Seymour-Self
Sound Design: Eleri Povall-Jones
Composer: Oliwia Radomska