For over a year, creative collective Look & Yes has been working on a feature length documentary about the UK’s graphic arts scene, which features interviews with a range of talented illustrators, designers and print makers. The film is almost finished, but the team is now looking for support via Kickstarter to help it reach cinemas.
Made You Look is described as a film about creativity in the digital age – in particular, how the graphic arts industry has changed over the past 15 years and how creatives feel about it. It explores the rising popularity of traditional, analogue techniques and interviewees include Fred Deakin, Adrian Johnson, Andrew Rae, Anthony Burrill, Helen Musselwhite, Hattie Stewart and Print Club founders Kate and Fred Higginson. Director Anthony Peters came up with the idea after being interviewed by Print Club about his contribution to a poster exhibition promoting Film 4’s Summer Screen. As he explains on the Made You Look website: ‘I answered questions about my artwork, my process and opinions on the modern creative landscape. When I left Print Club’s Dalston studios it dawned on me that there was very little representation of the UK graphic arts scene committed to film, especially in long form documentary format. Hattie Stewart and Anthony Burrill have collaborated on a brilliant print to help with their kick starter campaign.
Firstly can you tell me about yourselves, who you are and what the guys do at Look and Yes ?
Look & Yes is a Film company that we set up in 2013 with the aim of making the Made You Look Documentary. At the core of the company are Director/Editor Paul O’ Connor, Director/writer Anthony Peters and Producer David Waterson. The three of us have known each other for over 15 years and have worked on all kind of projects together in the past, club nights, record labels, multi media gigs and events.Made You Look is our first foray into film, although David and Connor have been working in that industry for over a decade, I (Anthony) have been working in the field of graphic design and illustration, I think all our separate backgrounds made us a perfect team for a project like this!