David Knight - 14th Dec 2016

Alan Masferrer presents a heavy-smoking playboy and his delightfully energetic friend in this kooky and very charming two-hander for LA's electro-disco duo Oliver.

With plenty of appropriately 80s signifiers – the lips on the TV screens, the gold lamé swimwear, and a hero with a touch of the Dudley Moores about him - Masferrer toys with numerous influences (including perhaps, the love-hate relationship between Clouseau and Kato in the Pink Panther films). But there is nothing predictable about it - oer a recognisably linear narrative.

But who cares, with a song this good, and a couple (Spanish actors Sheila Jordà and Xavier Pàmies) this loveable...?

ALAN MASFERRER:

"Creatively the main challenge was to deal with some amazing but also too overexploted references from the Eighties. The design of the set was one of my main obsessions but I didn't realize how difficult it was to work on until it was too late to change. It was much smaller and limiting than I had imagined.

"I have to give massive thanks to Grayskull and to all my crew, they made a huge effort to get everything I asked and to finish my demanding shooting plan in only one day, even suffering some inopportune power outages! Caroline Clayton, my lovely rep in the US, was also amazing getting this job for me and making everything as easy as possible." 

Credits

DirectorAlan Masferrer
Production CompanySnow Beach
Production CompanyGrayskull
Executive ProducerMatt Zolly
Executive ProducerDaniel Monedero
Executive ProducerJesus Alamo
Line ProducerLara Saborido
Head Of ProductionRaquel Giménez
Production CoordinatorIdoia Rueda
1st ADDidac Meya
Director of PhotographyElÍas M. FÉlix
Production designerIván Triviño Martínez
ChoreographerTuixén Benet
StylistJèss Monterde
Hair & Make-upNúria Céspedes
EditorLluis Murua
Post production companyGlassworks Barcelona
ColouristXavi Santolaya
Director's Rep (UK)Colonel Blimp
Director's Rep (US)Caroline Clayton
Other creditsP.A: Mireia Fontanals, Albert Barea 2nd AD: Carlota Meya, Rita Capella Focus Puller Camera A: Ana Ferrón Clapper Loader Camera A: Frankie Video Assist.: Julia Rossetti 2nd Camera Operator: Carlos Rigó Focus Puller Camera B: Agnés Piqué Clapper Loader Camera B: Martí Herrera Gaffer: Lluís Maymó Sparks: Genís Serra, Jordi Biosca, Borja Casas Sparks Assist.: Biel Capellas, Jaume Montada, Carles Fernández, Darío Camba, Santiago Ruiz, Álvar Riu Key Grip: Àlex Moregó Movi Operator: Alberto Borque Movi Assist.: Dani Losada Set Builder: Santi Ponce Art Assitants: Alejandro Principal, Yannick Robles, Beatriz Toro, Alba Garast Stylist Assist.: Noe Álvarez SFX: Nasa FX Make-Up SFX: Sputnik Flame Artist: Ruben Llucià 3D Artist: Carlos Cortés Producer: Joan Amat 3D Artist: Nico Zarza Light, Camera and Grip: Moviemen She: Sheila Jordà He: Xavier Pàmies

David Knight - 14th Dec 2016

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