by Brian Hargreaves
On Tuesday June 11th we hosted a team from RTL (Real TV Luxembourg). RTL is Germany’s largest private free to air broadcaster. They are based out of Cologne, Germany and sent their New York City producer here to Almonte! RTL TV is a division of RTL Group, which owns 54 television and 29 radio stations in 10 countries. The basis of the segment was a behind the scenes photoshoot with Kelly Davidson, a 3 time cancer survivor, whose topless double mastectomy images showcasing her chest tattoo have gone viral. We were asked to re-create a shoot we did for her which will appear in Elle Magazine’s Bulgaria edition later this month! We started at the studio with makeup artist April Bradford (who was the original makeup artist), and filmed in the studio. Lunch was provided by Café Postino. We then moved to Mill Street to film Kelly walking down the street in an underbust corset, showcasing her tattoo. Following that scene we moved to the 2nd and 3rd floor of 65 Mill Street, a space being renovated by Stephen Brathwaite, who graciously allowed us to use this unique setting. We then moved to a private residence on Wolfe Grove Rd to film a swimming scene. The producer from RTL was amazed at the charm, and friendliness of Almonte and it’s business owners who were more than willing to help tell Kelly’s story!