The film was made at the height of lockdown in 2020. It was first shown at the "Kings Of Clubs" online international Drag King show with the intention to spread joy and encourage audiences to keep spirits high! In the film, Ella is “Richard Melanin The Third discovering a clever way to keep 2 metres apart whilst out for a run in the park." The work is a playful response to the situation we find ourselves in, creating a spectacle from a familiar activity that plays with the obstacle. “I wanted to make a piece that didn’t concentrate on the problem and instead looked at new possibilities as the solution." - Ella The Great
Ella The Great is an international artist, circus, party & theatre clown from Hammersmith. She is a visual story teller with a passion to encourage us to use our imagination and believe in ourselves. Her work invites audiences into a world of wonder where no two encounters are the same. Specialising in playful subversive acts, Ella The Great can be seen across the world's circus cabaret stages. Ella and her company, Ella The Great's Mini Circus, work closely with charities, outreach programmes refugee groups and family festivals, where they perform interactive shows and experiences. "Join The Magic, Share The Laughter!" is Ella The Great's motto.
Art direction - Ella Golt, Maya Golt
Photographer - Anze Mohoric
Post production - Debbie Golt The Outerglobe