The Secret Life of Flowers


Absolute collaborate with Baz Luhrmann on new CG-heavy Erdem x H&M Campaign.     

Head of Colour, Matt Turner worked closely with Baz Lurhmann on the grade throughout the post-production phase. But rather than follow the usual commercial process, all VFX work was done on the ungraded material so that Matt could develop the grade over a longer period of time.

Matt says: “The H&M grade presented unique conceptual challenges that took me to the limits of the machine’s capability. One shot had over 80 layers of colour correction alone. Working with Baz and his incredible team was a fascinating experience. There was a creative bond between them that can only exist through years of hard work and trust together. Collaborating with the team was both rewarding and creatively satisfying. With more than 100 hours’ grading and finessing, the film came together cohesively over a couple of weeks with Baz’s razor sharp eye and attention to detail. The beauty of the finished article is testament to all involved and I’m exceptionally pleased with how it looks. An extraordinary amount of work went into it and it’s plain for all to see.”

Read more about the campaign HERE.


Erdem X Designer Collection

"The Secret Life of Flowers"

The Film

Creative Agency/Production Company - Bazmark Inq LLC

Director/Key Creative - Baz Luhrmann

Producers - Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Catherine Knapman

Designer - Catherine Martin

VFX Art Director - Chris Tangney

Editor - Jonathan Redmond

Director of Photography - Peter Suschitzky

UK Co-production Company - Biscuit Filmworks

Managing Director (UK) - Rupert Reynolds-McClean

DOP - Peter Suschitzky

Producer - Kwok Yau

Line Producer - Davina Abrahams

1st AD - Sascha Marden

Location Manager - Kim Fenton

Art Director David Lee

Stylist - Mattias Karlsson

Hair Designer - Lyndell Mansfield

Make-up Designer - Petros Petrohilos

Steadicam Operator - Matt Poynter

Camera Operator - Pete Batten

Gaffer - Reuben Garrett

Key Grip - Peter Olney

Sound Recordist - Quillon Larrett 

Post Production & VFX - Absolute Post

Managing Director – Dan Bennett

Executive Producer - Kirsty Murray

VFX Supervisor/2D Lead - Ben Robards

2D Artists – Carl Godwin-Alvarez, Simon Holden, Fasa Oyibo, Warren Gebhardt, Bernardo Varela, Chris Chitty, Zee Stoitchkov, Elliot Platt, Otis Guinesswalker, Arion Mehmeti

Colourist/Grade - Matt Turner

CG/3D Lead - Huggy Stephens

CG Artists – James Coore, Matt Burn, Aaron Masih, Alessandro Caponetti, Sean Elliott, Dan Baiton.

Sound Editing & Mix - Postworks New York


Music Arranger - Elliott Wheeler (Turning Studios)

Music Supervision- Earworm Music (Simon Astall & Ben Turner)

Music Soundtrack - YEARS & YEARS

Composers - Michael Thomas Goldsworthy, Oliver Alexander Thornton, Resul Emre Turkmen, Mark Stuart Ralph

Producer - Mark Ralph

Title of music - HYPNOTISED

Music Published by - Universal Music Publishing AB, Sony/ATV Music Publishing Scandinavia KB

Music Master recording- Universal Music Operations Limited