Luke Bather - 3rd May 2017

Julian Barrett directs his actor-popstar alter ego Richard Thorncroft in this hilarious, sensual throwback video.

All in aid of promoting Mindhorn, a new film starring Barrett as the aging actor Richard Thorncroft, the video delves deep into the character's backstory - giving a bizarre depth to his shallowness. The video is a hilarious sendup of 80s straight-to-VHS performance videos, which is admittedly a played-out aesthetic now, but there's something undeniably special about Barrett's performance and his dedication to the visual gags that he plants in the promo as often as possible. Plus, it's a damn catchy tune.

PRO Credits

Credits

DirectorJulian Barrett
ProducerNancy Ryan
1st ADBen Tabiner
Director of PhotographyWill Hanke
WardrobeBeyond Retro
Make-upVanessa White
EditorMatt Brady
ColouristLewis Crossfield
Post ProducerArdith Birchall
Other creditsHEAD OF BLACK DOG FILMS: MARTIN ROKER PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: HOLLY WOLFERS RUNNER: ED MELECH RUNNER: SIMON FREDERICK RUNNER: KIERAN JONES FOCUS PULLER: BEN CURRAN GRIP: TOM PITTMAN GAFFER: GORDON GOODWIN ELECTRICIAN: TOM CAMPBELL PRODUCTION DESIGNER: PETER FRANCIS ART DEPT ASSISTANT: JACK MARTIN MAKE UP / HAIR ASSISTANT: LINDA WILSON STYLIST: MARY COSTELLO STYLIST: CHARLOTTE LEWIS 2D ARTIST: ANDREW STEWART

Luke Bather - 3rd May 2017

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