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The Last Skeptik 'Cheerio' by Shawn Butcher

David Knight - 2nd Dec 2014

Corin Douieb – the Hackney-based producer and DJ known as The Last Skeptik –  has recruited Shawn Butcher to direct and Ben Bailey Smith aka actor/comedian Doc Brown to both produce and star in the video for Cheerio. And although Skeptik's previous videos have included light-hearted fare (like, for instance, Pick Your Battles), this is darker, and resonant. 

Ben/Doc plays an ordinary guy whose lifestyle excesses leads him into a spiral of self-destruction - but able to conjure a life-like mask on his face to cover up the evidence of his problems. At first he's able to put it on when needed, and take it off again. But then the mask takes over. It's a short parable of modern living, that leaves its mark.

 

David Knight - 2nd Dec 2014

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Shawn Butcher
Producer
Ben Bailey Smith
Production Company
Bust A Gut

Camera

Director of Photography
Andreas Neo
Focus Puller
Graeme Watt
2nd AC
Derek Zacho

Lighting/Grip

Gaffer
Ben Ransley

Art

Art Director
Julia Jomaa

Wardrobe

Make-up
Susan Swartzberg

Casting

Lead actor
Doc Brown

Grading

Colourist
Joseph Bicknell

Commission

Label
BBE Records

David Knight - 2nd Dec 2014

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