Daniella Draper

Daniella Draper – A Messenger


Designed and handcrafted in her boutique studio/showroom her pieces boast rustic charm and timeless elegance, an amazing collection that appeals to all ages. Every piece is incredibly unique having been designed and hand-made by Daniella herself. Her eclectic collection allows each person to build their own personal collection of bangles, charms and stamped quotes that reflect them and their style and personality. Daniella’s jewellery is so distinctive both in its unique style and beauty that it makes for a perfect gift that brings joy to the people we love.

Concept and background

The idea is was to let the voice, sound effects and choppy pace of the edit drive the story. The voice is that of the Jewellery, so the words are actually spoken from the jewellery perspective. I idea was to shoot a collection of shots of Daniella crafting the jewellery from scratch (Bending, burning, melting, banging, branding etc) and cut between shots the represent all things beautifully British (landscapes, cold, rain, cups of tea, clouds etc.) I shot this in two days in three locations and spend about 5 days editing. I didn’t have budget for sound design so I did this myself.

Poem – Written by Sophie Powles


a messenger

from a town by the edge of the cold north sea

waves crash, salty winds blow
The landscape rolls forever hills.
humble, rugged, home,
 for the old young, wild and free
everyone a different message
as we are all so different, imperfect
so is our story
 every occasion
dream or wish
each a cherished keepsake
 to keep with you through the good and the bad
to make you feel safe and complete
 a reminder
a gift
 a message is waiting for you.



Name: Daniella Draper – A Messenger

Position: Producer // Director // Cinematographer // Editor

Type: 90 second Brand film

Date: 16/09/2013