Tuesday, 3. August 2010 - 3:50 pm
Not so long ago it seemed that videos like this weren’t getting made any more. But now Will Lovelace and Dylan Southern (aka thirtytwo) have directed this compelling, searing tale of rank hypocrisy for Plan B’s remixer buddies Chase and Status.
Playing like Smack My Bitch Up with added context and (and conscience) it’s utterly convincing: the televisual dealer in dirt and exploiter of weakness and misery who’s more corrupt and depraved than anyone on his daily circus of revelation, humiliation and rabble-rousing.
A very incisive portrayal – played with scene-chewing relish by stage actor Glenn Carter, as ‘Patrick Chase’ – with impressively old-school production values, and superbly directed by Will and Dylan.
But they couldn’t possibly be referring to any real person, could they?
Chase And Status
Let You Go (Mercury Records)
Production Company: Pulse Films
Directors representation: OBmanagement
Producer: Phil Tidy
DoP: Ross McLennan
1st A.D: Sascha Marden
Art Directors: Sam & Arthur
Location Manager: Damon Crane
Stylist: Rob Nicholls
Make Up: Lucy Wearing
Casting Director: Tree Petts
Editor: Darren Baldwin at Final Cut
Colourist: Simone Grattarola at Rushes
Commissioner: Dan Curwin/Laura Lewis