Yuri is an introvert desperately seeking to break out and be his better self. Yuri has an over bearing father who disapproves of anything he does. But Yuri isn’t just a shy man with a tedious parent, he has the ability to turn into a gold fish whenever he wants; the only problem is his blessing is also a curse.
Designing this MSA AFTRS film was a great chance to have a play with texture and colour in a studio setting. The aim was to create a contrast between Yuri’s room – cool, light and airy like a fish bowl – and his father’s livingroom, which is hot, close and oppressive. To support the magic-realist themes, I went heavy with aged walled treatments and character dressing to give a sense of fantasy and the theatrical.