David Knight - 17th July 2013

This enjoyably eye-popping video for Temi Dollface's Pata Pata by James Slater (otherwise known as half of directing team Good Times) was inspired by the idealized, pastel suburbia that is 1950s TV advertising.

It was shot on 16mm film by DOP Carl Burke to give it an authentically grainy feel. But the retro aesthetic is dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century, by populating the period 50s interior with high energy African dancers (Temi is from Nigeria). The combination makes for nicely twisted and highly watchable offering by James. 

Watch 'Temi Dollface 'Pata Pata' by James Slater' here

PRO Credits


DirectorJames Slater
ProducerJosh Thomas
ProducerFawnda Denham
Production CompanyMrs Grey
Director of PhotographyCarl Burke
1st ADKerry Green
Production ManagerDino Weber
Art DirectorSamuel Skinner
StylistAlton Hetariki
Hair & Make-upNatasha Lawes
Focus PullerSilvio Bersani
Clapper LoaderJon Muschamp
GafferAntti Janhunen
GripCharlie Wall
EditorRobin Pigott
ColouristGwyn Evans
ChoreographerNadjia Boi
Director's RepresentationLas Bandas Be Brave
Other creditsCamera Trainee Archie Muller Assistant Grip Quba Tuakli 3rd assistant director Stephanie Macindoe Male Dancer Kurtis Agyekum Male Dancer George Duker Male Dancer Jay Inna City Female Dancer Nadu Denu Female Dancer Priscilla Anyabu

David Knight - 17th July 2013

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