Naive New Beaters 'Run Away' by Romain Chassaing

Naive New Beaters 'Run Away' by Romain Chassaing
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The zany, rather scruffy goofiness of Naive New Beaters has been faithfully recorded in a bunch of great videos down the years - and here's another one that's up with their best. Romain Chassaing has delivered a brilliant, electric-paced promo for Run Away which follows the band's unlikely progress from normal guys to inept yet wildly successful criminals.

NNB frontman David Boring plays a frustrated working stiff and family man who decides to dabble in small-time robbery with his pals. Which sets off a frantic, and completely off-the-wall trail of events, involving hold-ups, bundles of cash, animal masks, sex, betrayal and a knife-twisting denouement.  

Chassaing and the band went over to Argentina to shoot the video and make the production budget go further, and it looks great. But as Romain explains here, they found that running around with guns in Buenos Aires, even fake ones on a video shoot, can be a dangerous business.

From the director

ROMAIN CHASSAING:

"At first we wanted to make a hold up with my friends the Naive New Beaters. We needed dough. So we watched Point Break at least ten times, we even did 15 days of scouting in Argentina. We thought it was gonna be easier over there. We were super-motivated, but at the last minute we chickened out. So we just made a music video.

"By dint of filming the band carrying guns in the streets, they nearly got shot. True story!"

"We thought it was going to be less risky but in the end it was pretty much as dangerous! By dint of filming the band carrying guns in the streets, they nearly got shot. True story!"

Credits

Director
Romain Chassaing
Director of Photography
Julien Meurice
Production Company
SolabSolab website
Producer
Nicolas Tiry
Producer
Edouard Chassaing
Line Producer
Yannick Roux
Production Assistant
Lucie Santamans
1st AD
Martin Bustos
2nd AD
Sol Giancastro
Production Manager
Diego Rochman
Production Assistant
Flor Colombatti
Production Assistant
Nico Raffaele
Location Manager
Martín Coca
1st AC
Lucas Guardia
1st AC
Juan Paviolo
2nd AC
Ezequiel Di Grillo
2nd AC
Santiago Gershanik
Gaffer
Matías Infiesta
Electrician
Julio Gonzalez
Electrician
Diego Porto
Art Director
Maximiliano "Aduki" Zanabria
Assistant Art Director
Camila Marconi
Assistant Art Director
Celeste Galickas
Stylist
Audrey Belin
Stylist
Yael Botia
Wardrobe Assistant
María Pía del Olmo
Post production company
Reepost
Editor
Roxane Fauré-Huet
Colourist
Anne Szymkowiak
Edit Assistant
Milliasseau Merlin
Post Producer
Dehia Oussana
Post Producer
Cécile Hournau
Flame
Tarek Maalouf
Sound design
Gum
Sound
Frédéric Monvoisin
Sound
Théo Josso
Location Assistant
José Varamo
HD Operator
Marcelo Scoppa
Executive production
Jacaranda Films
Executive Producer
Remi Noiriel & Mauro Groisman
Account Department
Mariela Leiva
Production Assistant
Lorena Pereira
Bidding Department
Barbara Serrano
Account Department assistant
Federico Lattanzio
PA
Any Benoit
1st AC (retakes)
Felipe Benoit
Location assistant (retakes)
Willy Vercruysse
Colour Grade Assistant
Simon Gadrey

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