“Thats why I love music, its because you can connect with people on a very real level. Rather than it being about either money, class, race, religion or anything else… It is the last leveller of society”
– Daphne Guinness
DAPHNE GUINNESS :THE LAST LEVELLER
A Film By David V Barron
Filmed in and around The Hon. Daphne Guinness’ stunning Irish residence in the summer of 2014, I am immensely proud to present an unreserved and candid insight into the creative and musical processes of Daphne Guinness.
Watch as Daphne explains the organic nature of her creativity, with music written and performed by Daphne herself to her collaborations with legendary T-Rex and David Bowie producer, Tony Visconti, Patrick Donne, Nick Knight and surrealist photographer David LaChapelle.
From classical castrati to Daphne’s musical influences and opinion on modern day celebrity, our informal and relaxed chat is juxtaposed with raw and quick paced film segments that move the viewer forward with glimpses of how Daphne creates her music – from practising, to gauging the melodic lines of a track that still requires lyrics, to the surreal, esoteric and dreamlike sequences that form aspects of who Daphne is.
Forget the fashion icon, brewing heiress, muse and any other one dimensional label and preconception, because above all my film is unpolished and tangibly real – my film is quite simply, the very human, exceptionally warm, fun-loving and incredibly insightful Daphne, in her element.