Our First Short Film: Roshambo

We have been waiting for so long to share this incredible short film with you all! Shot in conjunction with our February catalog, it stars Christopher Abbott from HBO’s Girls and model Sheila Marquez. Set to the gorgeous tune of Lord Huron’s “Ghost on the Shore,” the film follows the pair through a day in Brooklyn as they play roshambo (rock, paper, scissors), to determine their fate. It is romantic, beautifully shot, and feels so real you’ll be left on the edge of your seat, eager to know what happens next.  You’ll just have to wait and see! This is the first in a series of short films to come, so stay tuned. And, let us know in the comments what you think of the film, we would love to know! Do you think the couple ends up together?

Director(s): Guy Aroch and Jonathan Doe
Creative Director(s): Free People and Brody Baker for Starworks Group
Concept By: Free People
Director of Photography: Carlos Veron
Producer: Starworks Group
Associate Producer: Connor Doherty for Starworks Group

Chris: Christopher Abbott
Sheila: Sheila Marquez

Post Production Co: The Mill
Editor: Ryan McKenna
Colorist: Damien Van Der Cruyssen
Producer: Carl Walters

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this was absolutely stunning! so natural, so real.
i live in brooklyn and seeing this beauty made me fall even more in love with my home.


so beautiful and romantic! i love that it revolves around such a fun and silly game to determine their fate…it makes it much more realistic (or, at least, that’s what I’d like to believe). Plus, the scenes are beautiful.


I am totally head-over-heels in love with this short film! What a brilliant little way to show off not only the gorgeous Free People pieces, but also two beautiful people in a very realistic-looking relationship. I would like to imagine that falling in love would be exactly like this; romantic and silly with little games like Roshambo. Well done, Free People, and I can’t wait to see more short films! (Hopefully with more Christopher Abbott, please!)


LOVE that they used Roshambo. My husband and I did Rock, Paper, Scissors during our wedding ceremony to decide who would speak their handwritten vows first! :-D The fate of it was magical- my husband made us all cry! <3 this!!

Love this…so magical <3

aaawww <3 so so so cute. make more movies fp!!

Oh wow!!! This is so cute, the actors are just simply perfect. I love the natural beauty of them both, those style, the idea of rock scissor and paper. It is poetic and so beautiful!

Olive xox


This was such a beautiful short! It felt so real, reminds me of the love I share with another..

Loved this gah. Of course they end up together! How could they not. Awesome short film. Can’t wait for more!

Stunning and breathtaking

Aww!! I didn’t want it to end!! So beautiful <3


that was amazing! loved it :D


Beautiful film, gorgeous model & actor.

Have you posted anywhere the clothing/outfits she is wearing in this video? I love it all! Especially the tail hem grey shirt she’s wearing with the banded mini.


Nevermind! I see it’s all on the FP website :) Cheers!


That was very well done. I like the editing and the little cliffhanger at the end. So beautiful and light-hearted.


so whimsical& magical… ahhh being young&in love : )


This was so beautiful. I was not prepared to be so emotional.


beautiful…the ease and joy in seeing only the perfect glimpses..lovely images

i fell in love with this. so beautiful, it really took me on a soulful journey


Beautiful …very emotional.


Gave me chills! Absolutely stunning and so real. Amazing job!

LOVE THIS! Can’t wait for the next one :)


i love it !