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La Belle et la Bête

As wedding videos go… Ana maria Camejo & Shawn Lyons’ sets a new standard for the genre.

Ana and I had decided to marry, but it seemed impossible to find a time or place that worked for everyone. With friends and family spread out over four continents, we decided to try something different. Ana and I decided to be married in another dimension, in the “celluloid” dimension.

La belle et la bête

La belle et la bête

This way all of our loved ones could enjoy our wedding anywhere and anytime. We created a ritual of being cocooned together, transformed and then released into our new life.

La belle et la bête

La belle et la bête

Our Fairy Queen was a legal marriage officiate, and the moment in the film when she gives us her blessing is the moment we were married.

La belle et la bête

La belle et la bête

We shot the film in the Dumbo area of Brooklyn between midnight and sunrise to avoid people. For anyone present, it was a film shoot, with many takes and technical maneuvering.

La belle et la bête

La belle et la bête

The actual wedding ceremony happened in another dimension, in the dimension of film where time and space can be suspended, and the moment of our union is always happening, everywhere.

La belle et la bête

La belle et la bête

“La Belle et la Bête”
with Ana Maria Camejo & Shawn Lyons
Filmed midnight to sunrise, July 7, 2015 in Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY
Score/Camera/Edit – Stephen Dirkes
Additional Camera – Alessandro MagiCast & Choir – Caro Blanco Maria Clara Espinel Rafael Espinel Jason Gandy Siobhan T Gandy Caroline Pham Carlos Vidal DM Wilding
Special Thanks – Melissa Iacono & Justin Lin and Rabbithole Projects.
www.rabbitholeprojects.com

La belle et la bête

La belle et la bête

La belle et la bête

La belle et la bête

La belle et la bête

La belle et la bête

2 Responses to “La Belle et la Bête”

  1. Mom pierciey says:

    I love the way you have pulled the video apart, with explanations and credits to all who participated. Still no ‘hang on the wall’ pictures!! And congratulations on the creation of a brand new genre. You 2 have brought to life a whole new creation!!!

  2. Shawn Lyons says:

    Thanks Mom 🙂

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