Cat Velez - 12th Aug 2015

Singer-songwriter and Game Of Thrones star Raleigh Ritchie gets to extend his acting range in the first of two videos for the revamped version of Bloodsport by Shynola, playing a man consumed with madness and revenge at the end of a relationship - but with a darkly comic twist.

Originally from his 2013 EP Black & Blue, Bloodsport ’15 now features a string section that heightens the heavy-hearted feeling of the original track, and the acclaimed directing team - once known exclusively for their animation work, now entirely established in live action - have created a brooding video to match.

Ritchie, in the midst of his despair, is sad, bad, and unpredictable, cutting up his girlfriend's clothes, attempting to flush a pair of red heels down the toilet and fashioning himself a pink balaclava.

And there's more to come in the second video, promises Sacha Szwarc at Speade, who edited both to the same track. "I was absolutely thrilled to work with Shynola on this project," says Sacha. "It was a pretty unique experience cutting a two part story narrative, but to the same song for both videos. More will be revealed in Part 2, but it was definitely interesting working to create harmonious balance between humour and, at times, it's slight darker side!"

PRO Credits


Production CompanyBlack Dog Films
Executive ProducerJacob Swan Hyan
Executive ProducerKatie Dolan
ProducerDale Healy
EditorSacha Szwarc
Editing companySpeade
Production AssistantMally Sworczuk
1st ADEzra Sumner
RunnerSaloum N’Jie
RunnerRebecca Sands Coutts
RunnerGeorge Sumner
LightingSam Goldie
Focus PullerCraig Porter
Clapper LoaderAndy Jones
DITChris Nunn
GafferMike Casserly
Art DirectorEzra Piers Mantell
Assistant Art DirectorJake Pier Mantell
WardrobeKate Tabor
Make-upLauren Gregory
ColouristJulien Biard
Grading companyFinish
Director's RepresentationMartin Roker at Black Dog Films
Other creditsUnit Medic: Sabina Szitko

Cat Velez - 12th Aug 2015

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