David Knight - 13th Feb 2013

It's not so unusual for Ben Reed to come up with imaginative ideas bordering on the bizarre. His last video of 2012 was for The Jelas's You Want The Pink Moon On A Stick, in which Ben told the harrowing tale of a global vomiting epidemic by inking and scratching over 8,000 vintage 35mm slides.

And now he's excelled himself with the Local Natives video for Heavy Feet. It's the story of Llewellyn (70), Griffith (71) and Michael (63), who together make up the Llandow Visually Impaired Harriers - "Western Europe's only blind synchronised model plane flying team."

Ben brings us inside their world - from painting their model planes, to practicing their display, to their climactic performance - with the musical accompaniment of a singing avocado, spinach, rocket and tomato sandwich. Yes indeed. And hence the need in the crew for a 'Sandwich Operator'. Only could happen, one suspects, on a Ben Reed shoot...

http://www.youtube.com/watchv=h2zWfxW60z0

Credits

DirectorBen Reed
ProducerRyan Drawbridge
ColouristSimona Harrison
Executive ProducerBeth Montague, Gareth Thomas
CommissionerConnie Meade

David Knight - 13th Feb 2013

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