‘War Cry’ is an editorial/film that designer Alabama Blonde conceived & executed with “some really beautiful creatives who all had something to scream about because of the on-going and personal battles they face due to their queer identities, being people of colour, being creatives and the pursuit of a creative life – against all odds and all judgement.”
‘War Cry’ is an unapologetic declaration, and subsequent battle, against our inner demons and those people & the society who taunt and feed those demons. This is an expression of both vulnerability and rage. A way to steel ourselves against whatever the future can throw at us, a letting go of the negativity of the past and a declaration of pride and resilience.
This film, commissioned by the Umami Collective, was created with the hope to inspire courage and fortitude in the audience and give them the strength to do the same! The film’s talent, casted by Alabama Blonde, is a refreshing and diverse mix of actors, who all too often are underrepresented in Australian mainstream casting.
This shoot & film was created with the hope to inspire courage and fortitude in the audience and give them the strength to do the same!
Photographer: The Furies @the__furies
Stylist: Alabama Blonde @alabamablonde
Make Up Artist: Ben Dniprowskij @bendniprowskij
Art Director: Kate Fox @katefox.xox
Video/Sound Artist: Aleesha Hardie @dog.leesh
Jye Sabbath @jyesabbath
Rebecca Jiang @rjiang
Andre Tucker @discount_goth
Candy Richens @candy_brat
Rose Katic @saintdaisy
Iki San @____iki
Jean Paul Gaultier
Commes des Garcons