To Write Love On Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to delivering hope – finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. To Write Love exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and directly invest in treatment and recovery. This is a topic that is very personal to Tommy Harden, an award-winning broadcast commercial Editor and friend of Revery. He approached us with a beautiful treatment and deep personal connection to the material.
From the first conversation, we were hooked. Working with a first-time Director on this emotional story was a balance of how to realize his vision on a shoestring budget, while creating space for Tommy and cast to honor the challenging material. With an aggressive schedule in hand, we brought on a small, dedicated crew including the talented and amazingly collaborative Cinematographer Sean Porter. We led casting in-house, desiring to work with a small group of actors that related to the material and to create an intimate energy around the project.
The shoot was quiet, focused, and full of experimentation. For post, we leveraged relationships with Company3 for color grade and music supervision – in doing so, we negotiated tracks from Loscil and Juliana Barwick. Parker Fitzgerald shot stills and Public Library created titles and a poster for the film. This was a project where we were able to make a little magic happen, to bring a special group of people together around a unique story.