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David Knight - 20th Dec 2017

Samuel Taylor has directed a brilliantly engaging shoestring epic for the raucous swagger of Bloody Knees' Maybe It's Easy.

Essentially it's a wrestling version of Rocky, chronicling an unlikely road to triumph. But although the beards are fake, the light comedy of the first act makes way for a thrilling finale that looks impressively real. Well, as real as wrestling gets...

It was prepped and shot over four days in which the band trained in a bodybuilding gym in full wrestling makeup, took to donning spandex with fake beards to run across London Bridge at 4am, topped off with a 12 hour day of bone-crunching bodyslams and knee drops.

Its testament to Taylor's close relationship with the band, and his ability to tell a story, that this has a heart and energy that well exceeds it's budget.

Credits

DirectorSamuel Taylor
ProducerHenry Napier-Brown
Production CompanyHey Honey Films
Production ManagerHoney Cairns
1st ADElle Lotherington
Director of PhotographyJoel Honeywell
Focus PullerJames Malamatinas
2nd ACFrancesca Zucchini
GafferBen Skyrme
Art DirectorRebecca Hallen
Art DirectorClarissa Livock
WardrobeSam Conway
HairNatalia Rogalska
Make-upGina Parr
ColouristVlad Barin
Grading companyCHEAT
Post production companyCHEAT
VFXDaniel Hawkins

David Knight - 20th Dec 2017

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