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Jimmy Brown - 15th Oct 2013

Following his excellent promos for Rewind The Film and Show Me The Wonder, Kieran Evans delivers more brilliant work for Manic Street Preachers -  this time for the bands next single Anthem For A Lost Cause. 

Its another moving and poignant piece, this time dealing with the struggle and impact of the Miners Strike in the 80s. Evans' promo is woven with archive footage from the time (supplied by South Wales Womens Group and Swansea Womens History Group) and features a superb cast headed by Tori Lyons - delivering an emotional performance.

KIERAN EVANS

"After Show Me The Wonder, we started talking about extending the story into the ’80s and about bringing in something more political. It was the era we all grew up in and the backdrop for what was really a modern British civil war.

"The heroic battle that wives of miners and the women's support groups waged against an oppressive state hell bent on destroying their communities should be an inspiration to all. They represented the very essence of true socialist principles; collectivising and organising themselves not only to protest against the huge injustice they suffered at the hands of Thatcher but also to feed, clothe and support their fellow workers and families.

"In some small way we wanted to bring a sense of this history to the promo and shine a light on the heroic women who took on Thatcher and her thugs. We should never forget their struggle".

Credits

DirectorKieran Evans
Production CompanyMy Accomplice
Production CompanyLike An Egg Productions
ProducerKeiran Mcgaughey
Executive ProducerJamie Clark
Director of PhotographyLuke Jacobs (DoP)
2nd ACRob Godwin
2nd ACChris McGaughey
WardrobeSarah Jane Perez
Make-upSadie Thorne
Art DirectorCarla-Jayne Watley
GafferMark Holownia
Lead actorTori Lyons
Lead actorBoyd Clack
Lead actorElan Evans
Lead actorEthan Jones
Lead actorEvan Jones
Archive FootageSouth Wales Womens Film Group
Archive FootageSwansea Womens History Group
ColouristSimon Astbury
Post production companyUNIT
EditorCharlie Moreton
Editing companyWork (Editing)

Jimmy Brown - 15th Oct 2013

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