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Klangkarussell 'Hey Maria' by Naroop

Cat Velez - 24th Oct 2016

Director Naroop enlists the dancing talents of The Twilight Players and they pop, lock and boogaloo in an attempt to woo the locals for Klangkarussell's foot-stomping tune Hey Maria.

Undeterred by their lack of success in picking up the ladies at a Working Man's Club, the trio concentrate on doing their thing: enjoying themselves by playing billiards, people watching, posing like gentlemen and performing a quirky and engaging choreography that gets everyone smiling. 

 

NAROOP:

"The idea for the video had been running through my head for a while. When this track came in, I felt it was the perfect opportunity. I knew I had balance the fun and cool factor. Make it look slick, but still entertaining. This came down to casting and photography. I called upon three friends of mine, The Twilights Players, to play the lead roles. They are world renowned for their style of dancing - locking, popping and boogaloo. It’s a lost art.

"With them on board, we called on the skills of DOP Matthew Taylor, who did a great job bringing an old working mans club to life. It ended up being one of those dream shoots where the vibe was fun and positive throughout. The whole team was on top form and it felt great to finally bring this idea to reality."

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Naroop
Producer
Matt Klemera
1st AD
Steve Wingrove

Camera

Director of Photography
Focus Puller
Robin Webster
2nd AC
Ines Duarte

Lighting/Grip

Gaffer
Yurandi Poots

Editorial

Editor
Flaura Atkinson
Editing company
The Quarry

Grading

Colourist
Oisín O’Driscoll
Colour grade company
The Mill

Agent

Director's Representation

Commission

Commissioner
Nathan James Tettey
Label
Universal

Other credits

Production Assistant

Vanessa Mcdonnell

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