Charming Mercadantes short shows the simple beauty of colour

Date
7 July 2015
Reading Time
1 minute read

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best ones, something which directorial duo (and married couple) The Mercadantes grasp perfectly. They describe themselves as making films that “celebrate life,” and their new film, Color, is no exception. The sweet little short takes us on a journey through the rainbow guided by a series of pieces of film and photography of objects linked by nothing but their hue, from an egg, to Yoda, to a toilet’s engaged sign and a big yellow taxi. The editing is sublime and a Mozart soundtrack is a great fit, all coming together to drive home the idea that beauty and colour can be found in even the most seemingly banal objects.

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The Mercadantes: Color (still)

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The Mercadantes: Color (still)

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The Mercadantes: Color (still)

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Emily Gosling

Emily joined It’s Nice That as Online Editor in the summer of 2014 after four years at Design Week. She is particularly interested in graphic design, branding and music. After working It's Nice That as both Online Editor and Deputy Editor, Emily left the company in 2016.

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