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Cat Velez - 25th Mar 2016

Matt Lambert's lovely docu-video piece for Declan McKenna's Paracetamol offers up an intimate glimpse into the lives and emotional struggles for acceptance of two best friends on the LGBT spectrum, one trans boy, the other a gay young man.

It's a simple and emotional work which feels profoundly modern, with handheld vlog-style footage from the cast as natural chemistry plays out between them. It's a perfect visual addition to the song, which the teenage singer-songwriter Declan McKenna wrote as a reaction to the tragic suicide of American transgender teen Leelah Alcorn.

Credits

DirectorMatt Lambert
Executive ProducerJuliette Larthe
ProducerHannah Bellil
Production AssistantElla Knight
StylistTara St Hill
Director of PhotographyGabi Norland
Camera TraineeInes da Costa Duarte
GafferJosie Williams
DITEwan Macfarlane
Sound RecordingCassandra Rutledge
Set DresserSally Finnigan
RunnerDavid Glass
EditorSally Cooper
Editing companyCut & Run
ColouristJason Wallis
Grading companyElectric Theatre Collective
Make-upPoppy Pierce
CastingPoppy Pierce
Production CompanyPrettybird

Cat Velez - 25th Mar 2016

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