David Knight - 29th June 2016

Manchester-based directing team Grandmas have made a video for Exploded View's song Orlando, that was completed shortly before the terrible events in Orlando, FL in the early hours of June 12th.

So obviously there is no direct connection between the two. But in this dark comedy, where two laconic characters smoke hard drugs before heading off to their unlikely destination - a line dancing club – there is what you could describe as an accidental link.

As Exploded View have pointed out in a statement, the victims of the most deadly mass shooting in the United States in modern times, the targets were chosen "simply for being who they were, conducted in a space that has traditionally been one of protection, a safe haven for the queer community for decades: the dance floor."  

Credits

DirectorGRANDMAS
ProducerGemma Gold
Production CompanyThe Gate Raw
Director of PhotographyPaul Mortlock
Focus PullerSandra Coulson
GafferMichael J Bonnar
Director's RepresentationLas Bandas
LabelSacred Bones
Other creditsDIT: Jazz Rivans

David Knight - 29th June 2016

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