Jimmy Brown - 16th June 2010

Faced with Joshua Radin's breezy and optimistic acoustic ballad Brand New Day, Jon Watts takes arguably the only possible approach to make it interesting and entertaining: he turns it into the worst day of the singer's life.

Police harrassment, road accident, robbery, kidnapping and torture... Joshua is cynically, brutally (and enjoyably) victimised by the lot - all excellently photographed by DoP Matthew Santo.

Joshua deserves a lot of credit for going with Jon's brand of black comedy, and ultimately the approach does underline his hopeful message. Sort of. Definitely made by a New Yorker.

Watch 'Joshua Radin’s Brand New Day by Jon Watts' here

Credits

DirectorJon W
ProducerMartha English
Production CompanySmuggler
Director of PhotographyM
Art DirectorJeff Everett
EditorRobert Ryang/PS260
PostSarah Cargiulo
CommissionerCJ Hassay

Jimmy Brown - 16th June 2010

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