Trinity 2021

Trinity, 2021
2k Digital Film with 5.1 Surround Sound
23 Mins 26 Sec

Patel’s film Trinity is the finale of a trilogy that includes The Jump (2012), and Don't Look at the Finger (2017). Trinity continues the artist's exploration of language and physical communication, centring on the discovery of a martial language that once united humanity. Interspersed with visual references from his life - both his artistic practice and his Indian cultural heritage, the film features two women – a young British Indian woman (played by Vidya Patel) and a young Deaf garage worker (played by Raffie Julien) – engaging in a fight, creating a unique physical language weaving together martial arts and sign language, created with ongoing collaborators, the fight choreographer Chirag Lukha and Deaf artist and writer Louise Stern. A coming of age story intermingled with supernatural references, Trinity transforms traditional Indian practices with a recognisably Hollywood approach, employing an epic soundtrack and fight choreography. The film explores the representation of the British Indian experience on screen, emphasising the female voice, intergenerational conflict and the truth that our bodies hold beyond language, foregrounding a strong sense of hope.

Credits:

A FILM BY
HETAIN PATEL

WRITTEN BY
HETAIN PATEL & IN-SOOK CHAPPELL

PRODUCED BY
SOPHIE NEAVE

CAST
VIDYA PATEL - MINA
SUDHA BHUCHAR - SAMANYA (MUM)
RAFFIE JULIEN - AMY

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
LORENA PAGÈS

EDITOR
OLIVER PARKER

MUSIC BY
AMY MAY

PRODUCTION DESIGNER
BOBBIE COUSINS

COSTUME DESIGNER
SARAH MERCADE

HAIR & MAKE UP DESIGNER
COSIMA CROWLEY-ROTH

SOUND RECORDIST
JACK COOK

CHOREOGRAPHER
CHIRAG LUKHA

SIGN LANGUAGE & STORY CONSULTANT
LOUISE STERN

AVATARS CASTING
EVA MARTINEZ

THE ANCESTORS
SAJU HARI
IRIS CHAN
MELANIE INGRAM
JAKI WILFORD

ROSHAN - NIRMAL CHOHAN

A Tilt Films Production
Commissioned by John Hansard Gallery, New Art Exchange, Sadler’s Wells, Gulbenkian and Motwani Jadeja Family Foundation. Supported by Hayward Gallery Touring for British Art Show 9, and Arts Council England

Made with the support of Anurag Tyagi and Skinder Hundal

1st Assistant Director - CARLOTTA BECK PECCOZ
Production Manager - CARMEN DE WITT
Production Assistant - ANNA ARGIROS
3rd Assistant Director - SUNJNA MULLICK
Floor Runner - ZARIFE SEVIN
Additional Floor Runners - GWENNAËLLE COUNSON, AMY MADDEN

1st Assistant Camera - RIAZ AHMED, RUSHIL CHOUDHARY, CHRIS STEEL
2nd Assistant Camera - JOE SALKEY
Digital Image Technicians - ELLIE C BRIGHT, GABRIEL TINEO
Camera Trainees - JAKE PHILLIPS, SHAYNE THOMAS-GORDON

Steadicam Operator - JAMES THOMAS
Gaffer - KRUNAL SAADRANI
Spark - DIMITRIOS MAVROGIANNIS
Spark Dailies - ROB GIFFORD, JOHNJOE BESAGNI

Art Director - SOFIA SACOMANI
Construction - JASPER LEVINE
Graphics - MARIA SACOMANI
Art Department Assistants - HUGO HARRIS, PHIN SHAUGHNESSY-SYMONS

Costume Assistant - ANISHA FIELDS
Makeup & Hair Assistant - AMBER HOSKINS, AMY LUTHWOOD-GRAHAM

Sign Language Interpreters - JADE ODLE, HELSA BORINSTEIN
Covid-19 Supervisor - WOJCIECH CZARKOWSKI
Stills Photographer & BTS Videographer - GABRIEL TINEO

POSTPRODUCTION
Colour and Finishing Services - CHEAT
Colourist - JACK MCGINITY
VFX Artist - TIM MELLEM

Sound mixed at SOUNDNODE
Sound Designer - MARTIN SCHULZ
Sound Editor - DANIEL JARAMILLO
Re-Recording Mixer - DAVID CRANE

Foley by CLAP STUDIOS
Foley Artist - SEBASTIÁN VÁSQUEZ GARZÓN
Foley Recordist - ALEXANDER AGUILAR CASTRO
Foley Editor - JUAN PABLO SALDARRIAGA ALAGUNA
Foley Supervisor - DANIEL JARAMILLO GUTIERREZ
Studio Coordinator - SEBASTIÁN ALZATE LÓPEZ

Additional Music & Mixing by MATT WHITTINGTON
Violin - CHARLIE BROWN
Viola - AMY MAY
Cello - BEN TRIGG
Vocals - LEELA PATEL, VERITY QUADE, SUZY ROBINSON, AMY MAY

Camera Equipment supplied by FAVA RENTAL
Lighting Equipment supplied by SHL LIGHTING
Location Catering provided by CGI CATERING
Rehearsal Studios provided by SADLER’S WELLS
Insurance - TYSERS

WITH SPECIAL THANKS TO:
EVA MARTINEZ, LOUISE TANOTO, LAURA PATAY, TOKE BRONI STRANDBY, JULIE PERRY, LOLA PERRY, CHATTERJEE & LAL, SHWETAL PATEL, HOLLY WADDINGTON, GWEN VAN SPIJK, CAMBRIDGE JUNCTION, THOMAS OWOO, CALLINA PEARSON, QUEENS CRESCENT COMMUNITY CENTRE, JESSICA FEELY & GUSTAV

Filmed on location in Kentish Town and Hackney, London.

IN MEMORY OF

Kunverben Patel (Mamai) Lakshmiben Patel (Baa)
1918 - 2014 1928 - 2017

A TILT FILMS PRODUCTION

© 2021 HETAIN PATEL. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Installation shot, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton. Photo by Theirry Bal

Installation shot, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton. Photo by Theirry Bal

Installation shot, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton. Photo by Theirry Bal

Installation shot, John Hansard Gallery, Southampton. Photo by Theirry Bal

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