Thursday, 10. June 2010 - 10:30 am
Jamie Thraves’s last video was Dizzee Rascal’s village hall romp for Dirtee Disco. This could hardly be more different: the story of a young man’s encounter with a cult – which includes members of Fanfarlo.
This plays to Jamie’s strengths in weaving a powerful, involving narrative – and supplying a knockout ending. And in this case, he’s actually got two endings because there is an alternate version. And it’s quite hard to say which one is more controversial.
(Incidentally the Quicktime of the ‘official’ video on the Factory website is slow to load, but its in the correct 16:9 ratio. The YouTube versions are wrongly in 4:3).
Fire Escape (Atlantic)
Director: Jamie Thraves
Producer: Scott O’Donnell
Production Company: Oil Factory Inc / Factory Films
DOP: Catherine Derry
Editor: Ross Hallard @ Trim
Online: Prime Focus
Commissioner: David Saslow
Watch: Quicktime movie