Mumbai Science 'Déja Vu' by Ehsan B.
As you may have noticed, this guy is a bit different. And having a face like a hanging basket is seriously getting him down. Especially when he gets the weed-killer treatment from a girl he likes.
Ehsan B's very watchable video for Mumbai Science's Déja Vu combines fantasy with gritty psycho-drama, as this herbaciously-challenged anti-hero tears up around East London, taking out his anger-management issues on the local populace, from street market goons to Porsche drivers - and then scores some 'fertiliser'.
He's quite a character, and Ehsan's done a great job. Or grape job...
"We follow our grape-faced dude letting off some steam, creating a bit of a stir with every corner he takes. Misunderstood or a bit of menace - even though his actions prove otherwise he refuses to believe he’s a monster - if only someone would take the time to understand him!
"The idea behind Deja Vu was centered around injecting a little mayhem into the mundane. An off-the-cuff semi-improvised story centered around an odd-ball dude with a beautiful deformation, good intentions but a bad attitude. We interpreted the track as a feeling of letting go and losing self-control - even if that meant getting into trouble (over and over again).
"Our heartbroken, misfit is just pushed too far - the unsuspecting passers by have no idea what hit them as 'beauty and the beast' hits Ridley Road market on a whirl-wind of fast cars, fights and ‘fertilizer’ - someone is bound to wake up with a headache!"
|Production Company||Wanda Productions|
|Director of Photography||Luke Jacobs (DoP)|
|Executive Producer||Celine Roubaud|
|Production Coordinator||Luke Preston|
|Production Assistant||Douce Ogier d’Ivry|
|Focus Puller||Chris McGaughey|
|2nd AC||Paul Mauray|
|Costume designer||Jessica Dance|
|1st AD||Caleb Wissun Bhide|
|Post Producer||James Drew|
|Sound design||Sam Robson @ Factory|
|Artist management||Vincent de Boeck|
|Label||Lektroluv / N.E.W.S|
|Other credits||Monster: Graham Dickson Dream Girl: Louise Williams Woman in the street: Abigail Drummond Elderly Man: Peter Pickering Security Guard: Martins Imhangbe Drug Dealer: Edwin De La Renta Rube boy 1: Luke Preston Rube boy 2: Ayoola O.Ogunrekun Rude boy 3: Kenneth Okisor Sound design Producer: Jack Hallett Sound designer (monster voice): Toby Thirling Special thanks to Eldica shop, Dalston Costa caffe, Liam Campling, Hackney Gazette, Rio cinéma, Factory and all the lovely people of Dalston.|
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