David Knight - 21st Apr 2017

Cape Town director Rob Smith returns to music videos and brings the craft of several years making award-winning ads to bear on this alluring piece of work for rapper PHFAT and Mac Motel.

It's a sticky day by the pool when PHFAT reflects nostalgically upon his lost teen years and past crushes - symbolised by the gamine girl in a swimsuit. But as it turns out this is no ordinary pool.

PHFAT says the track is "an ode to all my high school crushes, you know? Like an ode to making mixtapes, and buying two tickets to a dance, and playing out whole lifetimes in your head while you daydream in maths class. There’s also an elusiveness to that high school crush and a loss of naivety that happens as a person works through it and grows up. I wanted to capture all of that.” 


DirectorRob Smith
ProducerAnco Henning
Production CompanyVelocity Films
Executive ProducerPHFAT
Line ProducerLauren Seymour
Director of PhotographyPierre De Villiers
GafferTyron Mountjoy
Art DirectorJade Skully
WardrobeKaley Meyer
Hair & Make-upKaley Meyer
EditorPaul Speirs
EditorRob Smith
Editing companyNew Creation Collective
ColouristKyle Stroebel
Grading companyRefinery
Post production companyNew Creation Collective
VFXAndrew Kerr
Other creditsCAST: Franchesca Steenkamp, Louie Oosthuizen, Pierre Lurhukwa, Jesse Bredankamp, Jayden Ocks, Tharwaat St. Clair, Ann Wilson Production Coordinator : Mvelisi Mvandaba 2nd Camera : Fabian Vettiger 2nd Camera Focus Puller : Jake Levy Best Boy Grip: Karl Friedrich Techno Crane Operator : Ibrahim Mia Remote Head Tech: Sean Eddy Spark : Liam Drake Spark : Don Hoffman DIT : Rusty Ruthven AD : Nic Eve Unit Manager : Brian Landu Unit Assist : Stefan Henning Stylist Assistant : Monique Du Toit Casting Director : Mvelisi Mvandaba Sound Design : Keith At Pressure Cooker Studios, Cape Town PA : Sune Van Heerden, Fritz Bucker & Joe Vettiger Catering: Yummy Basket Special Thanks To : Velocity Films, Panavision Cape Town, Panalux Cape Town, MyFriendNed, Big Bird Films, New Creation Collective And Sea Point Swimming Pool

David Knight - 21st Apr 2017

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