Creatures of Transformation - A Short Film by Ali Mapletoft
Discomfort is an integral element in the tender process of transformation. We’re told that spiritual and creative change comes from within but we underestimate the power of environmental discomfort as a catalyst for change.
When transformation occurs in nature, the instigator is often hardship or pain. A lobster feels discomfort when its shell becomes too tight, and will barricade itself into a sheltered space to begin the vulnerable process of molting. Creatures like snakes and insects also seek out the right environment in which to begin a physical transition.
In this short film Ali Mapletoft explores themes of contraction, discomfort and transformation.
Work with Ali to create your unforgettable visuals
Video Producer – Tiara Westlake
Stills Photographer – Jo Thorne
Stylist – Ali Mapletoft
Hair – Dan W Chapman
Make Up – Charlie Sman
Snake Chain Mail piece – Synthetic Daisy
Lobster Red Macrame Dress – Wild And Free HQ
Red Crochet Headpiece – Rasa Vilcinskaite of Rasa Vil Jewellery