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Fono 'Real Joy' by Simon Cahn

Cat Velez - 30th Apr 2015

The intimate relationship of two girls takes on a surprising, surreal, and certainly unhinged dimension in the video for Brighton-based DJ Fono's track Real Joy, directed by French filmmaker Simon Cahn.

In short the deep affection of two young girls frolicking in the countryside takes a violent turn - initially in jest, it seems, but then getting more and more fearsome, and blood-soaked. Not that they seem to mind. Cahn's video shows that the margin between love and violence can be very fine indeed.

SIMON CAHN:

“The idea for this video came from my love for surprise and contradictions. I thought it would be great to play on the clichés of eerie youth movies like The Virgin Suicides or Morvern Callar, and suddenly transform this friendship and love story into a playful, violent and surreal battle.”

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Simon Cahn
Producer
Rik Green
Production Company
Executive Producer
Zak Razvi
1st AD
Grant Sandy Phillips

Camera

Director of Photography
Julien Meurice
Focus Puller
Mary Kyte

Lighting/Grip

Gaffer
Jon Euesdon

Wardrobe

Stylist
Vincent Pons
Make-up
Sara Menitra

Editorial

Editor
Sam Jones
Editing company
Cut+Run

Grading

Colourist
Julien Biard

Agent

Director's Representation
Joceline Gabriel

Commission

Commissioner
Caroline Clayton
Commissioner
Emily Ann Sonnet

Misc

Clapper Loader
James Malimatinas
Sound Recording
Fight Co-ordinator
Lyndall Grant
Casting
Nadia Sohawon
SFX
Steve Taylor
Runner
Charlotte Miller
Sound design
Brendan Feeney @ Wave Studios
Location Manager
Ben O'Farrell

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