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.


“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.”

PRO Credits


DirectorSimon Cahn
Production CompanyPulse Films
ProducerRik Green
Executive ProducerZak Razvi
Director of PhotographyJulien Meurice
1st ADGrant Sandy Phillips
Focus PullerMary Kyte
Clapper LoaderJames Malimatinas
GafferJon Euesdon
Sound RecordingCallum Harrison
Fight Co-ordinatorLyndall Grant
CastingNadia Sohawon
SFXSteve Taylor
Make-upSara Menitra
StylistVincent Pons
RunnerCharlotte Miller
ColouristJulien Biard
Sound designBrendan Feeney @ Wave Studios
Location ManagerBen O'Farrell
CastAbigail Poulton & Madeleine Lesay
Director's RepresentationJoceline Gabriel
CommissionerCaroline Clayton
CommissionerEmily Ann Sonnet
EditorSam Jones
Editing companyCut+Run

Cat Velez - 30th Apr 2015

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