Back in the winter of 2017, I got a message from a set decorator - she wanted one of my paper crane mobiles for a set, and the movie was already in the process of being filmed.
She needed this mobile urgently and I had less than 3 days to make it and get it to her. The colors for the mobile were to match the colors of a character's bedroom that had a pink and rose colored bedspread, and a variety of light greenish blue decorations. Once the mobile was completed, it was shipped straight to the movie set in Oklahoma.
Since I literally had 24 hours to make and ship the mobile, I didn't have time to photograph it properly. I usually took these giant mobiles to my parents' house in order to photograph them since I didn't have any large empty white walls large enough for mobiles of this size. I was only able to get some close up shots with a white foam board in the back, but in order to capture the entire mobile I had to use my yellow/cream wall as a backdrop.
Here’s the completed Giant Paper Crane Mobile that is in The Bygone. The movie was originally going to be released in 2018, but it's only this year that the preview has finally been released.
The mobile will be hanging in the bedroom of the character Waniya, played by the actress Sydney Schafer @syderoni from 2016's Nocturnal Animals, and the NBC show This Is Us. The Bygone is the first feature film in which the brothers Graham and Parker Phillips have worked together, they wrote and directed the film, and Graham stared in it. It's so neat that they got to make this movie together, and I'm excited to see their final product.
The Bygone was not released in theaters nationwide, there were only a few showings at film festivals this summer. The official release date for the BlueRay and DVD is set for November 11, 2019 so we can all see it quite soon! In the meantime, here's the official trailer for you to enjoy! :D
Make sure to also read about my latest feature - a massive light fixture for The Galleria Mall Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE!