David Knight - 8th Mar 2017

Richard Paris Wilson brings us one memorable night in Bangkok, where boy meets girl in clubland, but there's an unexpected cosmic twist in the tale, for Dutch singer Dennis Princewell Stehr - aka Mr Probz.

RICHARD PARIS WILSON:

"We wanted to create something that felt like a traditional club video at the start, but then fill it with all these insecurities people have about their looks, their inner-self, and how strangers seem to stare at them for no particular reason, etc. Being in a club has always been a terrible experience for me, but then I wondered what would’ve happened if I’d met my soul-mate in one?

"The real challenge of the whole thing was shooting it in just 12 hours through the night at a real party in Bangkok; street scenes included. Plans got shredded very quickly. Clubbers were drunk, people would leave mid-shot, we were dodging Thai police and the whole thing was very exciting and very chaotic. Plus, my Thai is terrible...

"In a way, the circumstances shaped us to create a very intimate story of these two people, so the club falls away, and the focus becomes the cosmic connection these two people have. They both recognise they are made of the same exact stardust, and that idea, and the really earnest performances of the two leads (David and Biz), carried us through. We are thankful for the incredible support from the artist Mr Probz, who really let us off the leash."

Credits

DirectorRichard Paris Wilson
ProducerAlasdair Mitchell
Production CompanyRumble
Line ProducerJoshua Dixon
Production ServicesWind-Up Films
Director of PhotographyPete Taifa
Focus PullerStobba Phromsuwan, Pruck Phomsuwan
2nd ACThepharat Thiwthong
EditorRichard Paris Wilson
ColouristJohnny Tully
Post ProducerFritzi Nicolaus
VFXReza Dolatabadi
VFXRichard Paris Wilson
Lead actorThe Girl- Biz Ke, The Guy - David Sef, Girl Friend - Christiana Chaiwanna
Other creditsCAMERA TRAINEE - Soracha Bua PRODUCTION ASSISTANT - Jae Vich LINE PRODUCER - Oliver Wolfson RENTAL - VS Service DIT - Luizz Gridsada, Krissaa Kanto VDO - Apinun Dhunmanond Best Boy Electrician - Atthaphon Monklang Best Boy Grip - Sanam Srikhom Electrician, Thodsaphon Sekmao, Ackkaluk Patcharanan, Sujinda Ardwichai, Suphapanya Phomphan, Chatchawan Boonrak Driver - Supavee Khrainunpho Generator Operator - Surachet Ardam ROTOSCOPE ARTIST - Jean Jardeleza

David Knight - 8th Mar 2017

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