Wretch 32 ft. Donae'o, Kojo Funds 'Whistle' by Joao Retorta

Wretch 32 ft. Donae'o, Kojo Funds 'Whistle' by Joao Retorta
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Wretch 32, in his Juventus shirt and chat about central midfield, is the latest British rap star to proclaim his love of football. And Joao Retorta's video for Whistle is definitely a game of two halves. 

This is is a very effective split screen video incorporating rhythmic shot repetition and dual coverage of the performers that adds another dimension to the party/club scenario. Nice work. 

From the director

JOAO RETORTA:

"There’s quite a playful and repetitive feel to the instrumental of ‘Whistle’ that I wanted to replicate with these visuals. I wanted to create a video that kept going back whilst moving forward. A playful depiction of a house party, an element that came attached to the brief, where we see our artists amidst a crowd and our camera moving in quite a mechanical manner, gradually loosening up and isn't that what house parties are all about? That same walk from the couch to the fridge, whilst the night turns into day.”

Credits

Director
Joao Retorta
Producer
James Richardson-Cross
Production Company
Bullion
Executive Producer
Hannah Gracie
1st AD
Afzal Robanni
Director of Photography
Tom O'KeefeTom O'Keefe website
Focus Puller
Marcus Albersten
2nd AC
Jack Plumridge
Gaffer
Charlie Jenkins
Art Director
Lucy CooperLucy Cooper website
Wardrobe
Kiera Liberati
Make-up
Gemma Stafford
Editing company
Final Cut
Grading company
CHEATCHEAT website
Director's Representation
OB ManagementOB Management website
DoP's representation
UndercrankedUndercranked website
Commissioner
Semera Khan
Commissioner
Ore Okonedo
Label
Polydor
Production Asst
Maddy Perkins
2nd AD
Sam Waddington
Runner
Connor Duffy
Runner
Steph Scarbek
Runner
Stefano Dunne
Spark
Ricardo Williams
Grip
Alfred Wentzel

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