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


DirectorFactory Fifteen
Production CompanyNexus Productions
ProducerBeccy McCray
Production ManagerCaroline Milsom
Director of PhotographyLuke Jacobs (DoP)
Focus PullerTom McMahon
1st ADDan Precious
2nd ADAlex Paterakis
2nd ADCarmen de Witt
GafferJoel Rainsley
Gaffer AssistantWilliam del Rivero
DITPrince Yemoh
VFX SupervisorMatt Townsend
EditorPaul Hardcastle
Editing companyTrim Editing
Art DirectorJames Hatt
StylistCrissie Aranda
Hair & Make-upBobbie Ross
CommissionerMaddy Salvage
LabelNinja Tune
Lead actorGary Grant
Lead actorAni Lang
Other creditsAnimation / 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

David Knight - 1st Oct 2014

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