Saying I DO: Yael Stone
‘I say I DO to marriage equality because I believe that love is for everyone. A profound commitment to love and family strengthen Australia and we should not exclude anyone from that opportunity. Let’s move forward on this and embrace our celebrated national trait of a fair go for all.’
Yael’s I DO film was shot in New York in front of the Bethesda Fountain in Central Park, on the same day as Daniel Henshall’s was shot in front of the Brooklyn Bridge, by Director Of Photography Joel Froome, who is also Australian. For Yael, the fountain has a special resonance, as it’s a powerful reminder of Tony Kushner’s play, the Pulitzer Prize-winning ANGELS IN AMERICA, in which the Fountain features significantly, and which is considered the definitive account of gay life in the US in the 1980s. Says Yael:
‘ANGELS IN AMERICA, and the Bethesda Fountain reverberate on earthly and mythological levels with the humanity that we must recognize in each other if we are to move forward. And that’s what I wanted to touch on with my I DO film.’
DOP: Joel Froome
Edited by Brendan Cain
Graded by Naethiel Lumbera
Sound Mix: Declan Diacono
Shot at the Bethesda Fountain, Central Park, New York.
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