Steven Carroll is a Scottish editorial illustrator and caricaturist and has donated a specially made illustration to the Flawless campaign. As part of his 'Letterhead' series he created an original piece of artwork using only letters from the title of the film.
Each letter has two jobs to do; retain their basic legibility but, at the same time, construct recognisable features. A fine line indeed. The portraits start off as pencil sketches, which are then converted into vector shapes using computer software. The result is a bold and graphic style ideal for enlarging to poster size for extra impact or reduced to the scale of a stamp. For more information visit his website on www.stevecarroll.co.uk.
Illustrator Clare Mackie was born on a farm, in the Kincardineshire countryside, on the east coast of Scotland. She grew up surrounded by fields, chickens, pigs and cows. Her quirky style is fresh and original and her illustrations are as multi layered as they are exquisitely detailed.
Clare loved our project and felt the subject matter was close to her heart. She immediately jumped on board and offered to produce two original illustrations for the fans of our project. For more information visit her website on www.claremackie.co.uk.
Luca Visual FX produce unique, high-end visual FX plug-ins and transition packages for major compositing and editing software like After Effects, Final Cut, Premiere Pro and Avid.
They were thrilled to be able to support our campaign by making available a number of FX packages that filmmakers, editors, post production fans will find invaluable. For more information visit their website on www.lucavisualfx.com.
Erin Pizzey was born 1939 in China. After being captured by the Japanese, she left with family on the last boat out of China in 1942 and lived in the Middle East prior to her arrival in England in 1946. In 1971, Erin opened the first refuge in UK and one of the first in the Western world specifically dealing with all victims of domestic violence. She is the author of Scream Quietly or the Neighbours Will Hear, the first book on domestic violence, published in 1974. In 1979, she came to the United States at the invitation of the US government, embarked on a Salvation Army sponsored tour of 21 cities to help set up shelters for victims of domestic violence. Erin moved to the United States in 1982, to open a shelter and lecture on the subject of family violence. During this time, she also wrote and published novels.
She continued to work with domestic violence victims when she moved to Italy in 1987 and was the Guest of Honour at the 1994 Rome International Conference of Supreme Court Judges. In 1997 Erin returned to England and continued her career as a journalist and novelist, and more importantly to work for victims of domestic violence. That same year, she was the honoured guest at a luncheon on Capital Hill in Washington, DC, sponsored by Congresswoman Lindy Boggs. Erin has spoken to numerous men's domestic violence victim groups. More recently, in March 2007, Erin opened first Arab refuge for victims of domestic violence in Bahrain.