Gorilla Perfume @ The Edinburgh International Film Festival

On Tuesday, I had the pleasure of shooting my good friend, Gorilla Perfume scent technician, Ericka Duffy’s multi-sensory interpretation of Sylvain Chomet’s, The Illusionist (2010) as part of New Media Scotland’s Atmosphere screenings for the Edinburgh International Film Festival. I adore the film (I was lucky enough to see it originally at the Cameo Cinema in Edinburgh, a cinema which features in the film) and, having worked with Ericka at last years EIFF, I was very excited to see what tricks she’d pull out this year. She certainly didn’t disappoint; her take on this charming animation included scented bubbles, ultrasonic misters, painting with fragranced paint by sidewalk artist Victor Fraser and miniature wax-sealed bottles of mysterious drinks, blended by mixologist Paul Tvaroh of Lounge Bohemia.

Producer Bob Last introducing the film.

Drinks mixed by Paul Tvaroh which audience members were invited to drink at specific points during the screening.

Victor Fraser’s artwork, created with fragranced paint.

Scented bubbles were blown across the audience.

An enraptured audience.

Ultrasonic misters.