Saam Farahmand ventures into short film territory with this elliptical narrative that has been “inspired by the music and magic of Daughn Gibson”.
Mick Jagger 'England Lost' by Saam Farahmand
Mick Jagger's scathing response to Brexit has inspired a compelling, quietly furious video by Saam Farahmand.
While Jagger uses a sporting metaphor in England Lost to make his point about the country's slide into global irrelevance, Farahmand takes the metaphor in another more cinematic direction.
Luke Evans plays the man from the Ministry, with '50s suit and impeccable old-world manners, who senses the need to rebel. And so he runs - not only from the city, but apparently out of his own time. Colliding into signs of a far more modern world feeds his paranoia and the desire to escape. But ultimately, and in classic fashion, he is marooned.
Farahmand's surreal nightmare vision, laced with humour, reflects Jagger's own beginnings in the mid-20th century - the age of George Orwell, post-war paranoia, old school espionage. And also the brilliant 60s TV show The Prisoner, where the hero was imprisoned in the Village, and the border of his world was the beach. Here the Village is just a little bit bigger.
|Production Company||Black Sheep Studios|
|Executive Producer||Semera Khan|
|Executive Producer||Dan Keefe|
|Executive Producer||Anthony Austin|
|Production Manager||Mavreen Brown|
|1st AD||Ed Bellamy|
|Director of Photography||Steve Annis|
|Focus Puller||Eira Wyn Jones|
|2nd AC||Jenny Chuan|
|Art Director||Chloe Brady|
|Editing company||The Assembly Rooms|
|Colour grade company||The Mill|
|Post production company||The Mill|
|Post Producer||Thom Godsill|
|Lead actor||Luke Evans|
|Other credits||Sound Recordist: Robin Green Stunt Performer: Dacio Caballero Cast: Helena Bullen, Flynn Chester, Charles Gillies, Maceo Bhardwaj, Jesse Ayertey, Ray Mccallan, Pelham Elliott Additional Cast: Ruby Prendergast, Roshni Rathore, Lynsey Balloch, Sam Chapman, Christopher Pan, Norryk Jackson, Samuel Scott|
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