2006, 90 mins
Nick Peterson/Mary Defreese
Eric Schopmeyer, Nora Ryan, Nico Izambard
A collaboration between Portland filmmaker duo Peterson-Defreese and musician Eric Schopmeyer (Slackjaw, Waxwings), "yellow" combines the sensibilities of Ernst Lubitsch's Hollywood musicals of the 1930s and the restrained photographic sense of Yasujiro Ozu to create a unique modern musical exploring the complexities of love, sex and relationships. The story follows cynical Natalie (Nora Ryan) and her interactions with new boyfriend Matt (Eric Schopmeyer) and best friend Christian (Nico Izambard). During filming all of the music was recorded live on set, with the musicians accompanying just off camera, in an effort to capture a sense of naturalness from the (primarily nonprofessional) cast.
Music and Lyrics
Assistant Director and Location Audio
On-Set Pro Tools Engineer
Marimba on "I'm Not Convinced"
Drums on "Let's Be Prude" and "First Morning"
Drums on "I'm Not Convinced" and "Some Tenderness"
Marimba on "Let's Be Prude" and "Reprise"
Vibraphone on "First Morning" and "Soliloquy"
Guitar on "Sobriety"
Accordion on "Sobriety"
Vladimir (as herself)