As we wait to hear when Steve McQueen finally decides upon his follow-up to 12 Years a Slave, he’s putting a little more money into the bank by shooting a new short film for the British fashion line Burberry. Led by Joshua Whitehouse and Amber Anderson, the three-minute short, shot in 70mm, certainly has the most levity in McQueen’s oeuvre as we witness a good amount of frolicking in a beautiful locale. Backed by Benjamin Clementine’s “I Won’t Complain,” it’s certainly interesting to see McQueen flex a different creative muscle here.
“It was different because I had to get the Mr. Burberry bottle in the film. What was different is that we shot it on 70-millimeter film. I loved the idea of having a situation about something so intimate, and to an extent innocent, but to reverse the lens and make it epic at the same time. It’s a big deal,” McQueen tells THR. “What I wanted to convey in this piece for Mr. Burberry was the idea of intimacy, privacy. You know that time when you’re young and in love and it’s all about that other person, and it’s not about anyone else? And we have the privilege, in this case, to look in on these two people who are so engaged with each other.”
Check out the short film below, along with a behind-the-scenes video and more: