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The Deets ‘Charlie’ by Nikolai Galitzine

Promo News - 21st May 2013

Nikolai Galitzine has directed and shot this tale of a doomed London gangster taking a bad turn in the boxing game for the rampaging mod-rock of The Deets’ Charlie.

Nikolai Galitzine has directed and shot this tale of a doomed London gangster taking a bad turn in the boxing game for the rampaging mod-rock of The Deets’ Charlie. “The Deets’ music video takes it’s inspiration from Jules Dassin’s classic film noir Night & The City (1950) with Richard Widmark playing a low life wrestling manager who gets in trouble with the London underworld. As an exercise, the film was cut to fit the track, and instead of wrestling, scenes from Raging Bull were substituted. It worked far too well and the band loved what they saw. “The next hurdle was to try to recreate it on a shoestring. The key element was to find boxers and a gym that would look the part. First stop Repton Boys Club in Bethnal Green which has hosted many films, including Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels. The authentic decor and enthusiastic local boxers Simon Lewis and Bobby Foreman sealed the deal. With a skeleton crew and a trusty 5Dmk2, Charlie was shot over three days: Repton, Limehouse, Hammersmith and Netil House for the studio performance shots.”

“The Deets’ music video takes it’s inspiration from Jules Dassin’s classic film noir Night & The City (1950) with Richard Widmark playing a low life wrestling manager who gets in trouble with the London underworld. As an exercise, the film was cut to fit the track, and instead of wrestling, scenes from Raging Bull were substituted. It worked far too well and the band loved what they saw.

Nikolai Galitzine has directed and shot this tale of a doomed London gangster taking a bad turn in the boxing game for the rampaging mod-rock of The Deets’ Charlie. “The Deets’ music video takes it’s inspiration from Jules Dassin’s classic film noir Night & The City (1950) with Richard Widmark playing a low life wrestling manager who gets in trouble with the London underworld. As an exercise, the film was cut to fit the track, and instead of wrestling, scenes from Raging Bull were substituted. It worked far too well and the band loved what they saw. “The next hurdle was to try to recreate it on a shoestring. The key element was to find boxers and a gym that would look the part. First stop Repton Boys Club in Bethnal Green which has hosted many films, including Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels. The authentic decor and enthusiastic local boxers Simon Lewis and Bobby Foreman sealed the deal. With a skeleton crew and a trusty 5Dmk2, Charlie was shot over three days: Repton, Limehouse, Hammersmith and Netil House for the studio performance shots.”

“The next hurdle was to try to recreate it on a shoestring. The key element was to find boxers and a gym that would look the part. First stop Repton Boys Club in Bethnal Green which has hosted many films, including Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels. The authentic decor and enthusiastic local boxers Simon Lewis and Bobby Foreman sealed the deal. With a skeleton crew and a trusty 5Dmk2, Charlie was shot over three days: Repton, Limehouse, Hammersmith and Netil House for the studio performance shots.”

Nikolai Galitzine has directed and shot this tale of a doomed London gangster taking a bad turn in the boxing game for the rampaging mod-rock of The Deets’ Charlie. “The Deets’ music video takes it’s inspiration from Jules Dassin’s classic film noir Night & The City (1950) with Richard Widmark playing a low life wrestling manager who gets in trouble with the London underworld. As an exercise, the film was cut to fit the track, and instead of wrestling, scenes from Raging Bull were substituted. It worked far too well and the band loved what they saw. “The next hurdle was to try to recreate it on a shoestring. The key element was to find boxers and a gym that would look the part. First stop Repton Boys Club in Bethnal Green which has hosted many films, including Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels. The authentic decor and enthusiastic local boxers Simon Lewis and Bobby Foreman sealed the deal. With a skeleton crew and a trusty 5Dmk2, Charlie was shot over three days: Repton, Limehouse, Hammersmith and Netil House for the studio performance shots.”

Promo News - 21st May 2013

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Nikolai Galitzine
Producer
Nikolai Galitzine
Production Company
Errant Films

Camera

Director of Photography
Nikolai Galitzine
Camera operator
Immo Horn
Camera operator
Pedro Ribiero
Camera operator
Jean Ash

Lighting/Grip

Gaffer
Adrian Wolfson

Wardrobe

Make-up
Alessandra De Vito
Make-up
Lauren Baker

Casting

Lead actor
James Kilmer
Lead actor
Jessica Preddy
Lead actor
Andrew Macdonald
Lead actor
Daniel Vivian
Lead actor
Alan MacKenna
Lead actor
Simon Lewis
Lead actor
Bobby Foreman
Lead actor
Andrew Lawden
Lead actor
George Ioannou

Editorial

Editor
Nikolai Galitzine

Other credits

Fight Co-ordinator

Frank Scantori

2nd Fight Co-ordinator

Dan Styles

Catering

Rowenna Harrison

Promo News - 21st May 2013

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