David Knight - 26th Aug 2008

The harsh realities of growing up, as described by Glasvegas - The Jesus And Mary Chain with tunes - is eloquently reflected in Jamie Thraves's video through different age groups of youthful karate-ists, from cute five year old upwards.

Shot in Slough with the participation of several local karate academies, it's Jamie's first video in ages - and it's beautifully photographed by his old compadre, Alex Melman.

Jamie's been busy the past few months shooting his new feature, The Cry Of The Owl, starring Paddy Consadine and Julia Stiles, for BBC Films.

So great news that Jamie is back with this excellent video for a band that are hot to trot. Even better news that he's finally made a new film, several years after his criminally underrated debut The Low Down. And it's not Karate Kid 5.

Watch 'Glasvegas’s Daddy’s Gone by Jamie Thraves' here


Production CompanyFactory Films
DirectorJamie Thraves
ProducerCharlotte Woodhead
Director of PhotographyAlex Melman
OfflineJulia Knight
OnlinePrime Focus
CommissionerJames Hackett

David Knight - 26th Aug 2008

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