Alfred Hitchcock, legendary film director, known for his unmistakable personal silhouette and use of shadow in film noir (not necessarily in that order) is the inspiration of the latest TV commercial in our studio. Hartford Stage’s upcoming production of “Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps,” adapted by Patrick Barlow and directed by Maxwell Williams, provided Miceli Productions HD with an opportunity to be inspired by the visuals of Hitchcock’s films and create original digital media with the current cast at Hartford Stage.
Michael Miceli worked with actors Robert Eli, Steven French, Christina Pumariaga, and Noble Shropshire to create original photographs with iconic murder mystery silhouettes and scenes. Combining this original digital photography of the actors, creating silhouettes in Photoshop and animating these images into HD video, we were able to create an original TV commercial spot paying homage to Hitchcock but 100% representative of this production. View the TV commercial below. For more background on Alfred Hitchcock, spy novels and adapting “The 39 Steps,” check out Hartford Stage’s new online version of Stage Notes.