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River Island Fashion Film by Aoife McArdle

Fresh from its debut screening at London Collections: Men we're delighted to share our latest film collaboration with designer Tom Lipop and director Aoife McArdle.

Inspired by the tactile and naturalistic quality of Tom Lipop's pieces, Aoife contrasts the designer's AW13 Design Forum Collection against the aftermath of an apocalypse in a short film commissioned by River Island.

The film's atmospheric and emotive narrative explores the intimate everyday moments of a lone survivor, focusing on the psychology of his solitary existence. Using clothing as a last emblem of identity and humanity, the film explores themes of heroism and the illuminating effect of unconventional friendships in a desolate environment.


Written and Directed by Aoife McArdle
Man — Tony Adams
Boys — Austin & Jonathan
A co-production at White Lodge, Colonel Blimp, Good Company
Executive Producers — Stephen Whelan, Tamsin Glasson
Executive Producers USA — Brian Welsh, Jonathan Lia
Line Producer — Brian Welsh
Production Supervisor — Anna Rau
Director of Photography — Steve Annis
Production Design and Styling — Alexis Johnson
1st AC — Robby Hart
2nd AC — Jojo Canon
DIT — Eli Berg
Gaffer — Nghia Khuu
Key Grip — Julien Janigo
Swing — Mike Prim
Mixer — Justino Martinez
Production Assistants — Ben Wesley, Tay Hawes, Eric Sheffield, Marc Lacso
Panavision — Jennifer Kuwabara
Editor — Dan Sherwen at Final Cut
Telecine — Rich Fearon at MPC
Music Supervision — Major Tom
Additional Composition and Sound Mix — Freddie & Joe

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