Wake Before I Die Poster ~ The Dude Designs

5.1.13

Wake Before I Die Poster



This is another poster for the brothers Freeman's Polluted pics (the guys behind Cell Count and The Weather Outside).

For this poster i wanted to offer them something different and create a more minimal conceptual design which would explain the vibe film, illustrating the story line in an iconic way without using actors, so I took more of a classic conceptual approach inspired by the work of Stephen Frankfurt (Alien, Rosemary's Baby) So a big nod to his genius! especially with the frame treatment!


As the plot goes...

"After moving his family to a small Northwest town, Pastor Dan Bennett begins to suspect that all might not be as idyllic as he first imagined. Strange spiritual obsessions begin to unearth age-old secrets, and personal threats await anyone who dares confront them."


My original intention was to depict wanted a section of the all American homes wall. with an upside down cross to show granny being a Satanist sort of vibe, but i felt it was a bit too busy
and didn't capture the right atmosphere.

 
I really like the dark texture and feel of wood panelling so felt that perfectly fit the right tone, then also in my research i stumbled across theses different Marry and Jesus Religious wall plaques which where perfect as they summed up the religious confrontation of the films story and would allow me knock it back the image more to just bare basics and just let the simple icons of Mary, Jesus and the upside down cross play off each other.

1 comment:

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