A couple filmmakers from Mexico contacted me about creating a poster for a film that they wanted to make. They wanted to do a Spanish-speaking adaptation of the short story "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell. The story was adapted into a 1930s film by RKO Pictures. There's been various adaptations and retellings of it in the past few decades as well.
The filmmakers envisioned their adaptation of this story to be in the 1930s, reflecting when it was written and wanted everything about the film to have this "golden age" look, including the poster. Since the film is in pre-pre-pre-production (if that's a term), they wanted to have content to help pitch everything about the film to certain investors in order to make the film "real." With that, they wanted a poster that showed the 1930s/40s style with a "dream cast." The director gave me a list of Spanish speaking actors, who would play who, and then key things that should be seen in the poster (like a chase scene, the island jungle setting, etc.)
I went through a couple drafts; it was challenging to work with 21st century pictures of people like Javier Bardem and then applying various Photoshop filters that I normally do not use to try to make them look like vintage-illustrated pieces for an "old" poster. All a learning process for me.
As of now, I'm not sure what the status is of this film, but I'm hoping it becomes real.