TOPMAN Open Shoot launches '[Hi Maintenance]' with Game Of Thrones star Raleigh Ritchie
As part of their fan based interactive Open Shoot series, TOPMAN TV has collaborated with Game Of Thrones actor, Raleigh Ritchie on a short film entitled ‘[Hi Maintenance]’. The actor helmed the innovative project — directing, writing, scoring, and starring in the film. Inspired by his song, 'Cowards' from the album, You’re a man now boy, TOPMAN TV and Raleigh invited fans and consumers to be directly involved as members of the cast and crew. In a convincing bid to forge an intimate relationship to its audience, TOPMAN TV features four "making of films" — allowing fans to experience behind-the-scenes footage, discussions about the creative process, and witness firsthand their integral role in the final product.
The film itself is a clever and inventive depiction of the progression of a relationship between the character played by Ritchie and his love interest. With only the word, “hi”, serving as the primary mode of communication, the film exposes the emotional arch of a relationship in a variety of scenarios. Featuring model Matthew Beard as well as strings composed by Rosie Denvers, who has worked with Kanye West and Adele, the film deserves to be seen. Stylish, comical, and offbeat, the film reflects the modern relevance of the TOPMAN brand while showcasing Raleigh’s obvious talent.