It was so cool to get the call for each movie requesting our beeswax candles. While it wasn’t the leading star doing the requesting, we know a guy who knows the guys. To make a long story short, they wanted our pure beeswax candles for their environmental properties as well as for ambiance and direct set lighting. Below are the key points why they used them.
These are the resulting candles we developed for the 2014 Lizzie Borden Took an Ax movie. (Note the $7.00 price tag. lol)
This was the first movie that we developed the candles for. At that time we had never considered a double wicked beeswax candle. It seemed wasteful considering the relative costs for beeswax in comparison to other non-natural waxes.
Once we had determined the right wick to meet the specific characteristics required, the building process was the same as usual. While these are dipped tapers are 1″ in diameter, only 1/8″ larger than the standard 7/8″ diameter, you would be surprised at how much wax is added to a 10″ taper. Here is a link to Rosemary finish dipping Red Tappers. The tapers are different sizes but the process is the same.
The second movie, as pictured above, was used for all the same reasons as Lizzie Borden. These both were period films in which burning candles was the general source of lighting. In those days the slaves would have made candles using fat of any kind while some slave owners would have used beeswax candles.
Sorry, no images available for this yet. I think lighting and shadows will play a big part in this production. My understanding is that it a story of guys telling ghost stories. I can’t wait!