‘What We Left Behind’
John Reavey (Director of Photography)
The visual style of ‘What We Left Behind’ was inspired primarily by four films, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Ellen Kuras), Lady Bird (Sam Levy), 500 Days of Summer (Eric Steelberg) and La La Land (Linus Sandgren).
The colours and compositions found throughout the film were designed meticulously to evoke the intimate vulnerability and inherent beauty of young love.
The film’s poster was inspired by the artistic techniue of dragging paint. In this context, the techinque was used to emphasise the weight of the situation and the pressure placed on the shoulders of our main characters.