April 4th, 2014 marks the Official launch of K I L L T S P I R I T and release of the first design – the “Sarsaparilla” cuff.
The film was Conceptualized & Directed by Karim Ghahwagi, and features appearances by Ted Haler and Kindred Lansdown, with Music & Sound Design by Cora Ripatti.
I am very fortunate to be surrounded by such talented, creative and generous artists. Together the team worked to create the film using over 10,000 stills. All the old sewing machines, pin needles and clocks were animated frame by frame to give them the illusion of life. The house in the beginning of the film was created using three different houses, and the surrounding landscape was similarly photographed and assembled from locations in Denmark and Los Angeles. All live action sequences featuring Ted Haler and Kindred Lansdown were also shot in stop motion to integrate them into the universe of the film, and they both created tremendous performances. We also shot a presentation of the Sarsaparilla Cuff using the same technique.