Loco’s ongoing collaboration with hot new director Nicole Nodland is a sizzling photo and video shoot with Paz de la Huerta, the actress made famous by Boardwalk Empire and Jim Jarmusch’s “The Limits of Control”. Entitled “Entering the Void”, Nicole’s short film depicts the complex relationship between two lovers who explore intimacy, love, trust and betrayal.
DOP Will Pugh shot on the Arri Alexa in a Dulwich mansion. Together, Paz and Nicole collaborated on each scene devising scenarios to express the themes of what it means to be in love and in lust.
“Paz was an amazing actress, so open and a total perfectionist. She gave her all to the performance and never tired which I really respected. I was so thrilled to have her total support, trust and commitment”, recalls Nicole Nodland.
Loco’s editors Miland Suman and Ed Stenson were almost psychically in tune with Nicole’s vision for the film. Together, the team created a film of “refined subversion” which freed them from the constraints of a formal narrative. The final piece is at once intimate and enticing. Louis and Henry of We Are Cotton Club created the perfect music to enhance the mood. Tom Balkwill of Dirty Looks masterfully graded the film and brought out the richness of the sexy red tones in Paz de la Huerta’s lips, fingernails and the soles of her Louboutin heels.
To view our earlier collaborations with Nicole Nodland, click here for the story about Slow Moving Millie and here for the story about the Amourists. To visit the Evening Standard website click here. To view more of Nicole’s photographs of Paz and read the article, pick up a copy of today’s ES Magazine.
Pas Un Autre, the journal of arts, culture and inspiration loved the film and featured it on their website too.