David Knight - 9th June 2014

The first collaborative project between musician Rebecca Whitbread (aka Lovelace) and filmmaker Ben Parkin has produced an excellent video for the track Fathers And Sons.

It follows the progress of two boys as they ramble across Dartmoor, and the dynamic of a febrile sibling relationship (the boys are played by two brothers, Gabe and Mylo Sermon) is played out convincingly. But then the drama as the pair become unattached is resolved in surprising, very satisfying fashion.

BEN PARKIN:

"'Fathers and Sons was shot on the same price as a suburban single room for a month with borrowed kit and a hard as nails cast and crew. [We had] Local Dartmoor casting in Berlin via Skype, Tic bites aplenty, mountains of mosquito bites, lurking leeches, adder season, full moons, flying cow pats and edit notes via word documents across Europe. 

"The video interprets the songs true story about an ex-lover who ran away to the woods for several weeks to try and make sense of a family tragedy. It was a privilege to work with the two great actors, brothers Gabe and Mylo Sermon, to make a story that is one part believable and one part fantasy; itself an attempt to colour the psychology of the song's source story."

Credits

DirectorBen Parkin
ProducerRebecca Whitbread
ProducerBen Parkin
1st ADDavid Francis Williams
Director of PhotographyCorrie Warburton
2nd ACCraig Whyte, Jim Elton, Tom Menary, Luke Jeffrey, James Mccoll, Leigh Hicken
Art DirectorNerida Ackland, Bethan Highgate-betts
WardrobeRebecca Whitbread, Nerida Ackland
EditorCharlie Moreton
Editing companyWork Post
ColouristMalcolm Ellison
Grading companyCrystal Light

David Knight - 9th June 2014

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