Have No Shame
When we saw the trailer for Have No Shame, the latest novel from international bestselling author Melissa Foster, we knew we had to feature it on Shelf Pleasure. The setting and haunting music make you think it’s going to be a typical romance, but you quickly realize you’re in for something else completely. Watch the trailer, and then read on for details on the making of this beautiful trailer from the author herself.
“I love writing, but as a natural extension of my stories, the book trailers that represent my books are a thrill to create. When I dove into creating the trailer for Have No Shame, I thought of it as a mini-movie presentation, and approached it as such. Casting my characters was my primary focus. While writing, I’d fallen in love with Alison Tillman, the nineteen-year-old daughter of a farmer who is set to marry her high school sweetheart. Capturing her innocence was key to portraying the right theme of the book. At par with Alison’s innocence, was the importance of Jackson John’s portrayal of a conflicted black man. Jackson is strong and manly (he’s a military man, after all), but he’s also vulnerable and carrying the weight of segregation, and later in the story, forbidden love, on his shoulders.
For me, creating the video trailer for Have No Shame has brought my characters to life. The music portrays the soft, loving and tense feel of the story, and the country feel of the imagery; rustic frames and grassy fields, brings the viewer right into Alison and Jackson’s daily life. I hope my readers get as much enjoyment from the trailer as I did creating it.”
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