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CANISTER JOIN COMMON PEOPLE
28 August 2020

Directing duo Canister have joined Common People Films for representation.

The pair - Tasmanian sisters Harriet and Stella Macdonald - got their start making fashion films, and quickly built a reel which shows off their distinctive visual style. Bold and beautiful in equal measure, their films consistently trigger an emotional response in the viewer regardless of genre or format.

The duo's preferred approach to narrative is character-led, supported by moody landscapes, polished cinematography, and emotional integrity.

Short film 'F**boy' is a good example of these values, as it satirises social media culture and toxic masculinity in entertaining, stomach-twisting fashion. It would be a shame to give away the ending, so watch below.


Their campaign for the Royal British Legion, in turn, demonstrates the sincere storytelling which is so integral to Canister's style. The film attempts to bring the reality behind the Remembrance Day two-minute silence home to a new generation - one now far enough away from the First World War to need reminding that history doesn't just exist in a textbook.


The pair's directing work has taken them all over the world - from the depths of the Amazon to Milan Fashion Week and beyond, and their passion for adventure and hunger for new challenges still hasn't waned. Sport, beauty, lifestyle - bring it on, they say.

With their forward-thinking, experimental mindset and determination to break through the industry's 'token female director' approach to diversity, one can be sure that whatever Canister get up to next with Common People, it's going to be worth a watch.


For more information about Canister's latest exploits, check out their Common People page and get in touch with Ramy Dance at ramy@commonpeoplefilms.com or on 07958 723 239.

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