Granette is George’s neighbour, who, though adorable, is one angry lady. And the culprit? George’s everyday singing in the shower around her nap time. Stereotypically, she’s depicted as an old-fashioned senior in her living room. Picking up an analogue phone, she calls the police and her lips utter the words “he must turn down the radio” – mirroring the sung lyrics.

Character GranetteActorMaria CarvalhoFavourite DishPortuguese Stew

As a side note, Maria Carvalho, the actress playing the role (and killing it!), is George’s beloved neighbour in real life, and we filmed the scenes in her own condo. This is also true: she has to endure George’s singing that she can actually hear because of the thin walls, but being a kind human being, she never truly called the police.

Back to the storyline, we switch to nighttime and she’s peacefully sleeping on her sofa when all of a sudden, an older man’s male voice operatically singing “This is The Shower Song” wakes her up. She’s had it with all the noise! She finally decides to stand up (for herself) and goes to the other side of the room, revealing a space totally equipped with impressive technology, a camera, live-streaming plugs and a monitor. This comedically contrasts with the old-fashioned lady we had understood her to be (with the antique phone and antiquated furniture). Granette turns out to be a hacker, momma!

She sees Maher, the dancing man, from her window, films him using a giant lens and livestreams him dancing, for the whole world to bear witness to the hilariousness, as a final act of sweet revenge.

P.S. The drawings are pre-production sketches that were based on the director’s vision and inspiration. In function, they were a guiding force that helped carve the filmed scenes’ composition. At times, you might notice discrepancies between the sketch and the actual scene, and this happens for various reasons: some things look better a certain way in practice, limited resources limit the possibilities or even, the director has honed the idea, or decided to change the meaning entirely. For most of The Shower Song though, the scenes have come out spot-on identical to the vision.


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