Dead in a week
(or your money back)
Assassin's Guild Productions/ Netflix.
Commissioned by Assassins Guild productions,
I produced a series of works to be used as integral props in the indie film: Dead in a week (or your money back).
The Love Bird Cushion.
The image below is the illustration used for the integral cushion prop in the film.
Designed in a way that could be easily turned in to an embroidered design for a cushion,
a balance between detail and simplicity was necessary along with a considered colour palette.
The cushion acted as a great prop to represent the difference between
the assassin’s day job and his wife’s determination to win a needle point competition.
Below are key scenes from the films narrative where the prop was used.
Your Death Your Way.
In addition to the cushion prop, I was asked to create an airplane style brouchure,
entitled: Your death, your way. This pamphlet showed the different ways that
the main character, William, could chose his own death.
The images below are from the Hero’s death section where the assassination would
leave the main character appearing, to all who witnessed it, like a genuine hero
sacrificing himself to save a child.
There were also a number of cheaper, more painful and less glamourous
ways that the main charcter could choose to end his life.
These resluted in some very dark and funny illustrations to align with the black
comedy genre shown in the images and stills below.