David Knight - 12th Jan 2012

A badger goes to the fairground in Jean-Philippe Blunt and Thom Humphreys' video for Baxter Dury's Happy Soup - which won a video competition organised by the artist (sounding more like his dad all the time) and Parlophone/EMI.

"The competition brief was to solely draw inspiration from the lyrics and come up with a music video from idea to end product within a two week timeframe," says Jean-Philippe. "The location was so critical that on a one day shoot we drove 4 hours each way for the desired seaside resort, situated on the west coast of England. Due to the necessary outdoor light needed (dusk) the majority of the video ended up being shot in the final hours before the resort closed."

"At fairgrounds you start where you end and end where you start. Fairgrounds are places of 'unfulfilled' or 'constructed' fun as shown by the Badger's ultimately destructive journey."

David Knight - 12th Jan 2012

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