Titled Frames of Life after the luxury fashion house's eyewear collection, the project garnered some serious film industry clout - not only was it shown as part of the 59th BFI London Film Festival, but the screening was presided over by none other than Academy Award winner Dame Helen Mirren.
Armani selected four film schools from around the world to participate, commissioning them to produce short films featuring one signature item: a pair of glasses from the Frames of Life collection. Sydney Film School was singled out by Armani, along with Scuola Holden in Turin, Academia Internacional de Cinema in Sao Paulo and Seoul Institute of the Arts.
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Led by Sydney Film School alumni Chris Joys and Martina Joison, the Australia contingent crafted a fascinating fictional universe inspired by the eyewear. Titled Clarity, it centred on a blind photographer and a painter who is inspired to see life differently after working with her. Watch the film below: