Anders in Detached

June 9, 2020

Following the expressive movements of British actor and movement director Anders Hayward, this short film seeks to visually interpret the pain of separation. Taking inspiration from Li Edelkoort’s thoughts on subconsciously guarding oneself from external pressures and threats by wearing thicker layers, the character was purposely styled to reflect the notion of distancing and protection, adorning large silhouettes and layered clothing pieces. He manifests his detachment by further guarding himself from all that would harm him. A growing feeling of turmoil ensues as he looks for the root of his pain, but the pain is internal. The footage was shot before the current pandemic and it has become all the more relevant since.

Originally posted on Petrie, June 2020.


Talent Anders Hayward

Director/Editor Nas Abraham

Styling & Creative Director Noemie Schelbert

Director of Photography Gergana Popova

Producer Min Ryu

Soundtrack Uku Kalmus

Grooming Chiharu Wakabayashi

Assistant Anthony Gibbes