The film is based on a photo editorial commissioned by Idol Magazine and Boldizsar was invited as a filmmaker to shoot a movie during the photo shoot. The final film is a collaboration between Boldizsar and Niko with a massive input in the music side from acclaimed musician and cult band leader Richard Fearless (Death in Vegas).
The set and characters in Mrs. Bateman are based on a surreal mixture of cult Hollywood movies American Psycho and Basic Instinct. A very interesting outcome of the film is that it feels very different from the photo editorial which is entirely Niko's vision. The film is an experimental take on the same subject with dark undertones and long takes. Atmospheric and twisted musical elements are there to completely engage and hypnotize the viewer and invite into a murderous mind.
A FILM BY Boldizsar CR / Niko Mitrunen
CAMERA / EDITING Boldizsar CR
STYLING Simone La-Rose
MODELS Kriss at IMG / Etem at AMCK Models
MUSIC SUPERVISION /
SOUND EFFECTS Richard Fearless
SET DESIGN Charmaine Dresser / Annabel Maguire
HAIR STYLING Jun Goto
MAKE-UP ARTIST Harriet Hadfield
NAIL ARTIST Ebony Wells
LIGHTING ASSISTANT Bror Ivefeldt
STYLING ASSISTANTS Zeyu Wang / Meike Linthorst / Hannah Beck / Fleur Bellanger
A SPECIAL THANKS TO SHOREDITCH STUDIOS AND 123 LIGHTING