E X I L E  I I

Concept & Photographed by Jes Stephens
Directed by Mathew Rich
Designed by Michael Hili


The second EXILE piece, ‘Series II’, is a tender and honest short film conveying the beauty and purity of simple human affection. It portrays the union of three pairs of lovers – two men, two women, and a man and woman.

The irrepressible nature of human attraction led to an organic setting. The flora was rendered black setting a tone of private intimacy, an integral point of communication in the brief. A subtle, yet rich environment resulted, enforcing a safe and confident space for the naked actors to perform in. The flexibility of the set allowed for the arrangement of delicate shots without compromising a tight schedule.