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Steam 1886

Adrian Lazarus’s steampunk video shot here has been re-edited. Now dedicated to the late Keagan Johanson who tragically recently passed away. A great Barista who is sorely missed.



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Congrats to Mercury Productions Adrian Lazarus, wishing you all the success that sponsorship/support comes through to get you to the La Jolla Fashion Film Festival 26-27 July California so you can represent SA! The festival will be hosted at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. If anyone is keen to assist in anyway please contact adrian@mercuryproductions.co.za. This is a beautiful film and i’m sure stands a good chance to win 1 or some of the 7 nominations. Please share and pass on, much love xxx

Steam 1886 Fashion Film from Adrian Lazarus on Vimeo.

2014 MBOISA winner:


And the winner for Most Beautiful Object in South Africa 2014 is… “Steam 1886”.


And the winner for Most Beautiful Object in South Africa 2014 is… Steam 1886, directed by Adrian Lazarus and Nicky Felbert, produced by Mercury Productions, nominated by Bianca Resnekov, radio host, journalist and voice artist.

Steam 1886 is a short fantasy video showcasing the fashion, hats, gadgets and lifestyle that could have been the future of 19th century steam culture.

The film portrays the decadent nature of the steam era with strong gun-slinging women and rough grizzly men. An ominous presence is felt throughout the video until attack strikes, where the only thing that remains is the elaborate fashion. This outcome evokes the idea that generations disappear but fashion lives on forever. The wardrobe, hair, makeup and accessories in the film are all as beautiful as the video itself.

Directed by Adrain Lazarus and Nicky Felbert, the film is shot inside of one Cape Town’s creative hotspots, Truth Coffee. With the exception of the vintage fixtures, Truth’s interior and furniture were specially designed for Truth Coffee by Cape Town designer Haldane Martin and his interior design team. The result is an iconic space with an authentic steampunk character.

Steam 1886 is now dedicated to the late Keagan Johanson who tragically passed away recently, a great coffee barista who is sorely missed.

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