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The Bug 'Function/Void' by Factory Fifteen

David Knight - 1st Oct 2014

Directing team Factory Fifteen and production company Nexus have created an epic VFX-driven interpretation of a futuristic dystopian world for Ninja Tune artist The Bug, in conjunction with VICE and Intel's platform The Creators Project.

The London-based collective have made the film for two tracks from The Bug's new album Angels & Devils - Function and Void – fashioning a high-tech version of the classic story of state oppression and individual fight for freedom.

The narrative follows the life of a human drone, medicated to think, feel and function, and as he becomes aware of his state, the impact on the world around him when he stops conforming. The fundamental weakness of totalitarianism is exposed and the fabric of the city crumbles spectacularly around our hero... 

“We wanted to reflect The Bug's thematic ideas and visually explore the narrative of a person stuck in a totalitarian system, using themes from our current society of consumerist lifestyles." Factory Fifteen explain. "The whole process was critically engaging and allowed us to truly build a world ...and then tear it down.”

Read a full interview with Factory Fifteen about the making of the video on The Creators Project blog

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Factory Fifteen
Producer
Beccy McCray
Production Company
Nexus Productions
Production Manager
Caroline Milsom
1st AD
Dan Precious

Camera

Director of Photography
Luke Jacobs (DoP)
Focus Puller
Tom McMahon

Lighting/Grip

Gaffer
Joel Rainsley

Art

Art Director
James Hatt

Wardrobe

Stylist
Crissie Aranda
Hair & Make-up
Bobbie Ross

Casting

Lead actor
Gary Grant
Lead actor
Ani Lang

Editorial

Editor
Paul Hardcastle
Editing company

VFX

VFX Supervisor
Matt Townsend

Commission

Commissioner
Maddy Salvage
Label
Ninja Tune

Other credits

Animation / VFX

Alexey Marfin, Jonathan Gales, Paul Nicholls, Prince Yemoh, Isaac Eluwole, Carl Kenyon, Ares Simone, Roberto Brichese, Matt Townsend

Tracking

Tom Carter, Kibwe Tavares

Rotoscoping

Sinjarajan Studios

Kinect Character Development

Eran Amir

Post Production Consultant

Dave Slade

Studio Manager @ Nexus

Natalie Busuttil

Art Dept Assistant

Rebecca Carey, Michelle Renee

Art Dept Runner

Arthur Menezes

Hair/MU Assistant

Maggie Forrest, Sharon Chagger

Production Assistant

Billi Hatfield

Production Runner

James Alexander

Unit Minibus Driver

John Targgart

Security

Per Doda

Extras

Kimberley Goldsmith, Mark Craddock, Silvia Ferreira Santos, Susete Furtado, Justinas Vilutis, Eran Amir, Patrick Dishman, Freny Pavri, Roberto Brichese, Konstatin Zhukov, Peter Efe

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