Tuesday, 7. August 2012 - 2:19 pm
Sometimes, even in the summer you need to get a glimpse of some Scrooge-like misanthrope changing his ways in an endearing way. Fortunately, here’s Chris Bates’ lighthearted promo for Klumzy Tung, in which a cantankerous elderly man begins to realise that maybe not all young people are out to get him.
The video was shot over three days in Hackney, Ealing and Brentford in London and features some impressive break-dancing and skateboarding, alongside it’s well presented narrative and interesting ending.
“I wanted to tell a story which shows that much of the misunderstanding between generations comes from misinformation, and miscommunication. Often it doesn’t take much to break these barriers down,” said director Chris. “Klumzy Tung plays a tiny but lyric-synced cameo role – a big departure from his usual videos – and Mr Dero who produced the song, came all the way from Austria to be the DJ at the party.”
The video was nominated for the Soho Shorts Festival 2012, alongside a plethora of better-known artists, including Kaiser Chiefs, Plan B, Benga, Ed Sheeran and SBTRKT (and a few other less-well known ones too).
Director: Chris Bates
Producer: Diogo Costa
Exec Producer: Marc Pildner-Steinburg
DP: Rina Yang
Production Company: Skyhook / Tiefparterre
Cast/Old Man: Peter Burrows
Cast/Birthday Boy: Joseph Clowes
Cast/Cheeky Friend: Josh Casswell
1st Assistant Director: Ester Viana
Production Manager: Paul Frankl
Writers: Chris Bates and Al Eales
Focus Puller: Marcel Kiss
Clapper Loader: Joseph Eckworth
Gaffer: Robert Langley
Best Boy: Pedro Brehm
Editor: Joe Lovelock
Colourist: Toby Tomkins
Make-up: Ines Guterres
Set Design: Petr Svoboda