In this instance Laura Hypponen (Film Director and Writer) supplied a ‘poem’ as the script, this was the initial contact point with the character and provides us with some insight into Face number 1, Jester, played by Annarose Catternach. Along with the poem, was a brief description of visual and character traits created by Hypponen (below).
‘The Jester character is a mix between a classic Pierrot / Commedia dell’ Arte character, and a cabaret performer / circus compere – provocative, playful, mysterious – good and evil, fun and sad, even dangerous, at once’.
Excuse me ladies and gents
Spare some change?
Just a moment of your time
I’ll provide some moral entertainment
Medicine for darkened souls
How old-fashioned, I know!
Makes me want to weep, but not quite
For aren’t we all resigned
To eating ourselves fat and shopping till we drop
Working ourselves dry and wanking till we cry
And so who cares if what we do is wrong or right – right?
I’ve been told it’s such a pity
That a woman should let go this way
She was well brought up and keen to please
A promise of a perfect life
Smelling fresh and looking neat
Crisp sheets, lace and sugar coating
Trips to Paris and the theatre sometimes
What went wrong they say
Oh, it’s such a waste!
You see, I thought – life is short
Why can’t I decide what’s good for me?
Even if it takes me to the darkest depths of desperation
At least I’m searching for the light
At least I know I tried
Hey I’m not done yet
Well fuck you too
At least I got a drink out of it.
By Laura Hypponen