TEASE is a documentary made in extraordinary circumstances about an extraordinary website - Only Fans: a social media platform like any other, except for the fact that the content is 'adult' and customers pay for it.
In early 2020, director Jessica Brady set out to make a film following a new contributor setting up a profile on the site, but when the first COVID lockdown hit, she turned the camera on herself. She instead found out first hand how a platform like this can take over your life, when your living is made in your bedroom and OnlyFans is always calling from your pocket.
In the score, I sought to reflect the fast-paced, contemporary energy of the film, whilst slowly pulling you down the rabbit hole with Jess and plumbing darker depths towards the end of the documentary. Using electronic drums to reflect the platform in the beginning, and then darker, more ambient synth and guitar textures in the latter half, vocals were used to bridge the gap between these two sounds worlds, from Trappy vocal chops through to haunting chordal swells at the end of the film.
In 2021, Tease won a Greirson Award for Best Student Film. It went on to be broadcast on Channel 4 and is still available to watch on All 4.
Grierson Awards 2021 - Winner of Best Student Film
Underwire Festival 2022 - Official Selection
Director: Jessica Brady
Producers: Jessica Brady & Danielle Goff
Editor: Lesley Posso
Production Manager: Fabiana Tesauro
Composer: Alastair McNamara
Sound Designer/Dubbing Mixer: Henry Sims
Colourist/Online Editor: Nigel Tadyanehondo