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David Knight - 4th Aug 2017

Bob Gallagher and Enter Shikari enter the fray of dystopian drama with a sharp, smart and punchy allegory on the lurking danger of mind control and sensory nullification for Live Outside.

From the sterile pharmaceutical production line to the drug-enhanced escape through VR environments, frontman Rou Reynolds and his co-workers are having the time of the lives, until a darker reality beings to intrude.

It's a familiar storyline, but is still compulsively watchable thanks to Gallagher's direction. He builds claustrophobic tension, shot through with dark humour, largely through two elements not largely dependent upon budget: character and editing.

Credits

DirectorBob Gallagher
ProducerJohn McKeown
Production CompanyInvisible Thread
Executive ProducerJohn Hassay
Production ManagerJeff Doyle
Director of PhotographyEvan Barry
Focus PullerJoey Ingersoll
GafferDan Roche
Art DirectorLilla Nurie
WardrobeSaileog O'halloran
Hair & Make-upMadonna Mcnamee
Executive ProducerAnna Rodgers
EditorShaun Ryan
ColouristRichard O'Connor
VFXShaun Ryan
Director's RepresentationJohn Hassay
CommissionerSean Mayo
LabelPIAS
Executive ProducerZlata Filipovic
Other creditsCast: Niamh Sweeney, Sean Mcgabhann, Ray Fitzsimons

David Knight - 4th Aug 2017

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