THE DELIVERY MANPrada and the meaning of the gift

Three stories, three chapters
Directed by Ryan Hope

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Produced by
The Directors Bureau Benjamin Gilovitz

Produced by Hi Production
Max Brun

Editor
Ryan Boucher

Sound Design
Appraiser
Ryan Hope & Ari Balouzian

 

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  The films star the Academy Award-winning actor J.K. Simmons as the eponymous, enigmatic hero, our delivery man, alongside Pom Klementieff, Sasha Lane and Bahia Gold a cross-generational selection of talent, epitomising the distinct identities that comprise Prada women. Toying with notions of suburban unreality, and urbane sophistication, the stories unfold via three chapters, each charting a different valiant attempt by The Delivery man to ensure his precious cargoes reach their final destination, despite pitfalls and obstacles along the way. One takes place in a nightclub; another a Hollywood Hills mansion with overly protective guard-dog; the third in the Delivery Man’s own home, for an unexpected twist. Playful, subversive, unexpected, they ultimately end with a universal life lesson on the value of family, home and love. Throughout, the two constants are J.K. Simmons as the protagonist, and the delivery itself the Prada Cahier handbag. In each of the film shorts, the immediately-identifiable brass-bound, calfskin Cahier becomes a cadeau, a gift gratefully received in any circumstance and explored through its different stylistic iterations.
These films explore both variety and universality, the appeal of contrast and contradiction, and a singularity of desire.