Cat Velez - 3rd June 2015

Following up the timely take on Tinder in their video for Give Me A Try, The Wombats' latest for Be Your Shadow by takes to the sporting arena - specifically the wrestling mat – with a similar lighthearted spirit. And possibly also with a bit of a sexual frisson...

In James Moore's video, a geeky hanger-on at a wrestling gym is in awe of the powerhouse star performer, who flattens all-comers. Then the feeble geek gets to grapple with the musclebound champ - with predictable results. Its just what happens next is rather less expected...

JAMES MOORE:

"The idea came pretty quickly after listening to the slightly sadomasochistic lyrics. The idea was to use the classic Rocky-style fight film narrative, but rather than have our main character in it to win it, he's training to intentionally get a pasting from his hero.

"We worked with art department and wardrobe to stick to a limited, almost comic book, colour palette, and DOP Jonas Mortensen has once again done a great job shooting and lighting it. 

"Casting was pretty interesting  - I spent a couple of afternoons getting thrown around and pinned to floor of our office in Old Street to make sure the wrestlers wouldn't break our lead, non-wrestling, actor. Thanks to everyone involved for working really hard to pull it together."

Credits

DirectorJames Moore
ProducerJames Moore
ProducerJon Stanford
Production CompanySpicer and Moore
1st ADKarl Hui
2nd ADJean Ash
Make-upKatie Coward
StylistEmma Lamp
Art DirectorMiles Roberts
Production AssistantSasha Mbilika
Production AssistantPaulina Moskwa
EditorJames Moore
Grading companyGlassworks
ColouristDuncan Russell
Director's RepresentationLock It In
CommissionerSam Seager

Cat Velez - 3rd June 2015

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