Back to IndieWire

Go Behind the Scenes w/ Don Cheadle’s ‘Miles Ahead’ Costume Designer Gersha Phillips

Go Behind the Scenes w/ Don Cheadle's 'Miles Ahead' Costume Designer Gersha Phillips

If you haven’t yet read our interview with Don Cheadle about the project, you should. He fills in several blanks that you’ll appreciate, if it’s a film you’re excited about. Read it HERE.

In the interview, he did say that he’d have a social media presence, at least throughout the course of the project’s Indiegogo campaign, which includes behind-the-scenes video like the one below, introducing audiences to key crew members, like costume designer Gersha Phillips. As they share in the video, this is the 3rd project they’ve worked on together (she’s also costume designer on “House of Lies,” which Cheadle stars in, and was on his 2008 actioner “Traitor”). She does have a lengthy resume, going back to the mid-1990s, and includes films like “Black Nativity,” “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,” “Narc” and several others.

The behind-the-scenes video below is short, but worth watching, as she teases us a bit with some of the film’s wardrobe options and the periods she’s having to research for, as well as her idea board. So check it out below. 

Miles Ahead is seeking to raise $325,000 on Indiegogo by July 6 to support the principal photography for the feature length film when it goes into production later this summer. Among the pledge prizes are rare Miles Davis posters, limited edition Miles Davis artwork, a coffee table book of Miles’ artwork signed by Don Cheadle, as well as set visits and access to screenings.

Cheadle is producing the film through his Crescendo Productions banner, along with Bifrost’s Daniel Wagner, and Robert Ogden Barnum. Also producing are Darryl Porter and Vince Wilburn on behalf of the Davis estate, Lenore Zerman and Pam Hirsch.  

Thus far, the project’s Indiegogo campaign has raised $137,804 of its $325,000 goal, with 28 days left until it ends. To contribute, click HERE.

This Article is related to: News and tagged