David Knight - 2nd June 2015

The promo follows a cinematic, and violent narrative, dealing with concepts of fatherhood, revenge and rebellion. 

We see as a Father promises his son to an organised fighting circuit to pay off mysterious debts, the son refuses to fight back, to repeatedly get up and force his father to watch the violence done towards him. An act of self-sacrificial rebellion towards the father that ironically culminates in the son surviving the fight, and being handed over to the circuit for good.

THOMAS JAMES: "The son character was played by the singer of the band, Laith. Hats off to him - 10 hours of repeatedly getting knocked down by a 6"4 boxer, was certainly not an enviable task. He took it in his stride and nailed it though. The dribble at the back end was totally off the cuff. Gold. I think everyone took a bit of a physical beating on this though - we were on the sixth floor of an old factory, with no lift, so getting everything up there was a Herculean effort. Macho strength points all round."

Credits

Art DirectorCharlie Hippisley
DirectorThomas James
Production CompanyBlack Teeth
Director of PhotographyBenjamin Wearing
Focus PullerRuth Woodside
2nd ACHarry Young Jamieson
ProducerKatie Lambert
WardrobeCele Healy
Make-upJess Summer
EditorMiguel Lloro Javier
Lead actorNick Waring, Edmund Dehn, Edward Linard
LabelRaft Records
Other credits2nd AD: Megan Williams Prop Master: Luc Guiduci Art Dept Assistant: Jack Martin Costume Assistant: Flora Ogilvy Make Up Assistant: Andrea Gomis Sound: Elliot Bulley Runner 1: Grace Craven Runner 2: Lyndsey White

David Knight - 2nd June 2015

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