Jimmy Brown - 26th May 2010

A hit for Don Fardon back in the 70s and used in Five Alive's 'dancing dodo' tv commercial, the drinks company thought it would be exciting to make a fullscale music video of it - and what a cracker.

"The week before the shoot, hoodlums broke in and stole all the copper pipes - so the whole ground floor was under an inch of water. A few days later, the miscreants broke back in and set fire to the place - possibly an over-enthusiastic attempt to get rid of the flood damage. Then they celebrated by having a fight with lots of margarine. Their weapon of choice: Bertolli.

"But Sam and Arthur tidied it all up, and so the actual shoot went just fine. The old people had a grand time trotting around all day, Don Fardon popped round and had a cameo as the gardener, and amazingly we didn't have to cut any shots. Proper ballet dancer Patrick Wood was clearly brilliant in the lead role, Denzil Armour-Brown lit everything beautifully and speedily, Jim Cole ran the set like clockwork, while if Tamsin Glasson hadn't been producing I don't know what would have happened".

Credits

DirectorTom Kingsley
ProducerTamsin Glasson
Director of PhotographyDenzil Armour
ChoreographerAlex Reynolds
StylistHannah Glossop
1st ADJim Cole
EditorTom Kingsley
ColouristJames Bamford
Post ProducerMunky
Director's RepresentationVCCP

Jimmy Brown - 26th May 2010

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