About the film

Happiness Is A Luxury was written and directed by Charisse Bradley. Jim did all the cinematography and lighting. Turnip was not involved in post-production.

Shot on the Sony EX1 in late 2009 and the first half of 2010.

Intimate scenes required a full soft lighting, plus sensitivity in the cast and crew.

I found this location for Charisse, to create a subdued but intimate moment with natural light.

A key night scene, primarily lit with nearby ambient and two large softboxes to retain shadow detail.