David Knight - 27th Mar 2018

Johnny Hardstaff takes on the fashion documenary and makes it his own, in the latest in The Performers series for Gucci and GQ - with legendary dancer/choreographer Michael Clark as his subject.

Hardstaff follows Clark's progress through Tokyo, where his innovative choreography has attained cult status. And as Clark talks about this background and philosophy, he is also the mannequin for some extravagant Gucci attire.

"What could be more iconic than shooting Michael Clark in Alessandro Michele’s Gucci across Tokyo’s love hotels and bath houses for GQ Magazine?" says Johnny Hardstaff. "We had a ball elevating fashion documentary and taking it somewhere new."

Watch ''The Performers - Michael Clark' by Johnny Hardstaff' here

PRO Credits


DirectorJohnny Hardstaff
ProducerMary Calderwood
Production CompanyLEZ Creative
Executive ProducerMary Calderwood
Production ManagerJoel Spencer
Director of PhotographyCezary Zacharewicz
GafferYuji Wada
WardrobeLuke Day
HairAkira Yamada
EditorKit Wells
Editing companyFinal Cut
ColouristOisín O’Driscoll
Grading companyThe Mill
VFXRichard Payne
Lead actorMichael Clarke
Director's RepresentationLEZ Creative
CommissionerModesta Dziautaite
VFX CompanyThe Mill
Other creditsSound Recordist- Rob Maynes Sound- Patch Rowland @ Final Cut Sound Music- Chloé Ft. Ben Shemie “Recall” @ Lumière Noire Stylist Assistant- Hayato Takada Gucci Director Of Brand Strategy- Jonathan Kiman Gucci Product Marketing Specialist- Yigit Turhan Condé Nast International Creative Director- Rebecca Mason Condé Nast International Producer- Jude Spour Condé Nast International Commissioning Director- Modesta Dziautaite Condé Nast International Project Manager- Sophie Ewings Photographer- David Abrahams Service Company- Need A Fixer

David Knight - 27th Mar 2018

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