Cat Velez - 26th May 2015

Following up the nihilistic violence of We Can Do What We Want, Ed Lovelace of D.A.R.Y.L is back with Drenge for Running Wild. And this video investigates the world the Loveless brothers left behind in rural Derbyshire when they became a globetrotting rock band.

It's a short doc about Derbyshire farming family The Richardsons, an unvarnished portrait of their generations-long struggle on the land. And as animals are herded into barns to experience an unseen fate, there's an underlying theme of everyday brutality.

Beautifully photographed by Patrick Meller - shooting on 35mm anamorphic, in keeping with the organic aesthetic of the video’s narrative – Ed Lovelace was inspired by the the rural way of life depicted in Gideon Kopperls' Sleep Furiously, Michelangelo Frammartino's Le Quattro Volte and Ermanno Olmi's The Tree of Wooden Clogs. And he also draws on the experience of making critically acclaimed documentaries with his D.A.R.Y.L partner James Hall, including Werewolves Across America, Katy Perry’s Part of Me and most recently, The Possibilities Are Endless, about Edwyn Collins. 

PRO Credits


DirectorEd Lovelace
Executive ProducerZak Razvi
ProducerRik Green
Production ManagerJess Colquhon
Production AssistantSuzie Fownes
Director of PhotographyPatrick Meller
SteadicamTom Wilkinson
Clapper LoaderLydia Stott
RunnerGabby Alexander
EditorBilly Mead
Editing companyTen Three
ColouristHoumam Abdallah
Grading companyElectric Theatre Collective
Post ProducerClaire Toms
CastThe Richardson Family
CastAisling Franciosi
Sound designJoe Mount @ Wave Studios
SoundWave Studios
CommissionerPat Carr

Cat Velez - 26th May 2015

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