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Vintage Fashion Club is thrilled to announce a great event in the Films and Vintage fashion world: a new film 'Dimensions'

What is so extraordinary about this film, you ask. Well, it’s not only a beautiful stylish retro film, it’s not just a deeply interesting film about understanding dimensions, possibility of time traveling and life changing conclusions the authors are sharing with us, romantic English picturesque landscapes and relationships off course...

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It is even more than that...

Here is the story behind the film:

That's what the creators say

‘life is short’

My husband Antony and I have often talked of making our own film. Over the years, we have been fortunate enough to enjoy working on so many other people’s movies, but still, over late night glasses of red wine, the conversation turned to ‘our’ films. Finally, we decided it was time to take the plunge.

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Making a film is an expensive undertaking and our only real option was to sell our home to help fund it. It all seems a little crazy until you remember – life is short. Thanks to the enormous support of our family and friends, our colleagues and a few other investors, we are on the way.

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Period films have a unique set of challenges — locations, costumes, make-up, props, etc., all have to be ‘correct’ for the time and mood of the piece. As you can imagine, a period film on a micro-budget magnifies all of those issues. Luckily, for Dimensions: A Line, A Loop, A Tangle of Threads, I was surrounded by a great team of people who made magic happen with incredibly limited resources. We do also have a ‘get out of jail free’ card with the film – something in the story that allows us a little leeway with period elements. I’m not going to tell you what that is, though — you have to see the film to find out for yourselves!

synopsis

Stephen is a brilliant young boy who lives in Cambridge, England, in what appears to be the 1920s – but nothing in Stephen’s life is quite as it seems. His world is turned upside down upon meeting a charismatic and inspirational professor at a garden party who demonstrates to Stephen and his friends what life would be like if they themselves were merely one, or two, dimensional beings. He then proceeds to explain that by manipulating other dimensions, time travel may actually be possible.

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As Stephen’s life unfolds, events lead him to dedicate himself to turning the Professor’s theories of time travel into reality. Jealousy, love, obsession, temptation and greed surround him, influencing his fragile mind and the direction of his work.

We like to describe the film as a cross between H.G. Wells’ Time Machine and A Beautiful Mind.

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the cast (partial credits)

Henry Lloyd-Hughes The Inbetweeners, Weekender, Anonymous, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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Camilla Rutherford Gosford Park, The Darjeeling Limited, Rome

Patrick Godfrey The Duchess, The Remains of the Day, A Room with a View

Olivia Llewellyn The Boat that Rocks, Kingdom, Midsomer Murders

Sean Hart Hamlet (Young Vic Theatre), Friends Forever

Edward Halsted Leon the Pig Farmer

Richard Heffer Women in Love, Colditz, Possession

Georgina Rich Spooks, Law & Order, Waking the Dead

James Greene Sherlock Holmes, RocknRolla, Dracula

and introducing the child actors:

Sam Harrison

Hannah Carson

George Thomas

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meet the director/production designer

British-American first-time director Sloane U’Ren has worked as an Art Director and Set Designer on projects including Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Being John Malkovich, Batman Begins, The Good Shepherd, Ali and Six Feet Under, to mention but a few.

She first started in the film and television industry, aged just four-years-old, as an actress, and has extensive experience both in front of and behind the camera. Sloane has been nominated for several prestigious awards.

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director’s notes

After many years in the film and television industry, both in the U.K. and the U.S., it’s long been an ambition of mine to direct. Of course, everyone wants to direct, so I had two options... wait for an opportunity to land on the door mat (not likely!) or make it happen.

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Ant and I spent a long time discussing the implications of selling our home and putting well over a year of our lives into the project. We soon came to the realisation that we could either go on talking about it or we could take a leap of faith - so leap we did.

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I’ve always been a fan of science fiction, but didn’t want to make a purely ‘concept’ based film - I was much more interested in telling a story about people who happen to be in a world that we term ‘sci-fi’. Of course what is sci-fi today becomes reality tomorrow, and it is that quest for knowledge and the price you must pay that is at the heart of the film. I like to say that Dimensions isn’t about time travel per se, it is about the desire to time travel. What fascinated me about Ant’s script were the relationships between the characters and what they were going through. For me personally, the best sci-fi films are those in which you care about the characters and my goal with Dimensions was to get the audience to invest emotionally. Thanks to an absolutely amazing cast and crew, I think we got there!

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meet the costume designer

Rose Bennett’s love for design and fabrics started from a young age as did her training.

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She started as a teen working for her family-run business designing and making couture bridal wear. Through this, she gained a passion for creating and designing which further eveloped while studying Fashion. She is still actively involved in the family business today.

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Rose’s career naturally progressed to Costume Design through her love for film and she is at her happiest when involved with creating a character and enhancing the look of a film. Her designing is complimented by her ability to construct costumes from start to finish. She has worked in the Costume Department of British television and feature films and has designed for a variety of award-winning short films.

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inspiration for dimensions

“I wanted to create a look of timelessness with the costumes, a look of a few eras merged into one so an audience cannot put there finger on the exact time. I mixed modern items with vintage ones which I sourced from a variety of small, specialised shops and even had some of the costumes made, a few which I did myself, having full control from start to finish. I used the costumes to illustrate a mood or feel of a certain scene and character, through look, colour and movement.

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I researched film, actors, art and everyday people of the 1910s through to the 1940s, including a few sneaky 70s influences and pulled elements of each into the different characters

-- Rose Bennett

“Camilla Rutherford’s (who plays the character of Jane) garden party costume was a mixture of original 1910s, 20s and 30s. I felt her character needed to have a sense of glamour, but choose more earthy tones as it was still a daytime garden party and used the parasol to help illustrate this. This was one of my favourite costumes of Jane’s.”

-- Costume Designer Rose Bennett

“The opening of Dimensions is about the long remembered childhood days of summer in an idyllic English garden. As such, Camilla Rutherford as Jane had a soft, radiant look. There are no strong lines, or colours; her eyes and brows are enhanced with MAC shadows in different shades of brown.

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Camilla is wearing Lancome Photogenic Lumessence foundation and MAC Ladyblush creme blusher and Vaseline ‘Rosy Lips’. Camilla’s hair is styled with hair extensions and is designed to reflect the unusual pattern of the beautiful dress with a mass of curls and texture.”

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Please see the trailer:

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