The Butterfly Collector
Directed by Michael Daks
Featuring Alex Rose, James Rousseau and Jasmin Bell
Cinematography by Michael Daks
Second camera unit: Lulu McArdle & Jasmin Bell
Sound Recorder: Jessica Taylor
Assistant photographer for stills: Lulu McArdle
Styling by Aimee Croysdill
Assistant stylist: Jessica Taylor
Hair & Make-up by Sarah Elizabeth Abbott
Music composed by Kevin MacLeod
Filmed on location at The Last Tuesday Society
Featuring Clothing by Arckiv, Baartman and Siegel, Charkviani, Charlie May, Christian Lacroix, Cloth House, General Eyewear, Imogen Belfield, Julia Burness, Julien MacDonald, Lulu Lui, Nicholas Kirkwood, Oliver Sweeney for Matthew Miller, Molly Goddard, Mr. Hat, Paul and Joe, Paul Smith, Zaynep Twosun
The Butterfly Collector is inspired by the John Fowles Novel ‘The Collector’ and surrealist film, ‘La Belle et la Bête’ by Jean Cocteau. A beautiful young Art Gallery Curator enters a strange Curiosity shop in London’s East End where the owner decides to add her to his collection. She was not the first, nor possibly the last. Will she escape, fall in love, or end up in a bell jar? A dark tale of love and possession.
Michael Daks is an English photographer/director currently based in Paris after a 15-year stint in NYC. He has been shooting fashion and Celebrities for over 25 years, and is now also directing short films, music videos and commercials.
Aimee Croysdill is a fashion stylist based in London who is best known for her work in Music. She has styled videos for The Noisettes, Slow club (featuring Daniel Radcliffe), Alunageorge, Yadi, and also worked on the Duran Duran video ‘Girl Panic’.