Professional Calligrapher Needed to Play Virginia Woolf’s… Hands
Annie Atkins, the amazing graphic designer for film, tv and games, has put out a call for a professional calligrapher to play the hands of Virginia Woolf in an upcoming film production:
to play Virginia Woolf’s hands
We’re currently setting up the graphics department here in Dublin on a new film about Virginia Woolf. I’m particularly excited about this film, as it combines two of my very favourite topics: the history of feminism in literature and antique stationery supplies. Although, I leave the feminism to the screenwriters and concentrate on the bigger questions: What kind of paper did Woolf prefer to write her letters on? Did she use a dipping or a fountain pen? Were her manuscripts handwritten or typed? What year were elastic bands invented? What about staples?
We’re looking for a professional calligrapher who can write pieces of authentic 1920s cursive handwriting for us, and would be comfortable doing so in front of the camera. In order to pair you with our actress, we’re preferably looking for a right-handed female calligrapher with hands that can pass as roughly 30-40 years old.
If you feel you have the right credentials, please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with a short sample of Woolf’s handwriting, and a photograph of your hands against white paper with a ruler in shot for scale.
If you know anyone who fits the bill pass it on!
Annie is also running graphic design for filmmaking workshops in her studio. The next weekend workshops are open for booking right now. She will be opening up her studio on 28-29 October this year and 10-11 February in 2018. Places are limited to ten people so booking early is advised.