RICKY'S BABY, DIRECTED BY MELANIE AITKENHEAD
When the story of Ricky’s Baby begins, the eponymous hero feels pretty satisfied with his life: his car is a cool '68 Firebird, his girlfriend Cherise is a punk-rock angel, and he doesn't need anything more than that. But when Cherise gets knocked up, Ricky's lifestyle is called into question, adulthood comes knocking, and the pair must decide what to do with Ricky's Baby.
I collaborated closely with the director and production designers on this short film, bringing inspiration from the punk scene of the 1970s into the Los Angeles of 2016. The design was highly focused on texture and getting just the right amount of grit.
Starring Jennifer Daley & Goran Ivanovski
Written by Paul Jones
Produced by Michelle Campbell & Tom Goodall
Cinematography by Brian Brooks II & Jenna Bryant
Editing by Jeffrey Gee Chin & Angelica Lopez
Production Design by Alexis Ryan Britt & Olivia Camille Nelson
Hair and Makeup by Yvette Rishton & Hosway Morbak
Assistant Directed by Ewen Wright