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DJ Snake 'Magenta Riddim' by Vania Heymann and Gal Muggia

David Knight - 13th Apr 2018

In their first video since the brilliant video for Coldplay's Up & Up, Vania Heymann and Gal Muggia get to grips with a rollicking tale about a heroic Indian fire brigade chief and his brave crew for DJ Snake's Magenta Riddim.

This is a musical comedy epic, told on the scale of a Bollywood blockbuster with the additional distinctive qualities, and brilliant visual touches, of Heymann and Muggia's VFX-enhanced action. Filmed in a small Telangana town in southern India, DJ Snake joins forces with the local firefighters who can't stop dancing and as they ride around town, putting out the unusual number of fires in and around the town - until they take their neon-lined fire truckontheir biggest challenge yet. 

Many of the actors and video crew for the Magenta Riddim clip are local artists who are a part of Tollywood, which is the name for India's Telugu-speaking film industry. Two of them, Dayanand Mamilla as the chief, and B.Anki Reddy as an observant fire fighter, are at the heart of the story's surprising twist in the tale.

So the video ends on a downbeat, even disillusioned note, and DJ Snake, Heymann and Muggia's message is perhaps in keeping with the times. Our heroes and leaders are rarely as saintly as they appear.

 

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Vania Heymann
Director
Gal Muggia
Producer
Natan Schottenfels
Production Company
Executive Producer
Natan Schottenfels
Executive Producer
Francesco Colombo

Camera

Director of Photography
Arnau Valls Colomer

Editorial

Editor
Gal Muggia
Editor
Vania Heymann

Grading

Colourist
Tal Baltuch

Misc

Titles
Tal Baltuch
3D Artist
Ori Lotan

Other credits

FX Simulations

Phenomena Labs

Additional VFX

Cinnamon VFX

Sound Design

Shlomi Attias

DJ Snake Stylist

Sasha Nasser

News Theme Music

Assa Raviv

Production Supervisor

Stephen Predisik

Storyboard Artist

Yoav Shtibelman

Treatment Layout & Design

Charlie Reader

Production Service India

Ransom Films

Producers

Salil Khurana and Suhana Sharma

Line Producer

Sachin Singh

Associate Producer

Unnati Agarwal

Production Designer

Twisha Pal

1st Ad

Siddartha Luther

2nd Ad

Gayle Almeida

3rd Ad

Vasu

2nd unit Ad

Hemanth Sivalenka

Costume Designer

Neeraja Kona

Action Director

Vijay Alam

Casting Director

Dileep Basava

Make up

K Ramana babu

Production Manager

Nadeem Shaikh

Production Assistant

Saurabh Yadav

Hyderabad Production

Rama Krishna Chaudhary

Hyd. Production Asst

R Suresh

Focus Pullers

Ananth Kathe & Sanjay Kesari

Gaffer

Hitesh Sadrani

Key Grip

Raj

Pyro tech

K Prakash

Art Asst

Sagar Agarwal

CAST:

Commander

Dayanand Mamilla

Woke Fire Fighter

B.Anki Reddy

Driver

Appala Raju

Fire fighter

Mekana Lingaiah

Fire fighter

Ramu.K

Fire fighter

Chandra Shekhar Gaud

Driver of Blue Car

Chiranjeevi. Hanumanda

Pyro Boy

Harsh Roshan SK

Mayor

Rama Devi

Dancer

Venkateshwarulu.P

Dancer

Raghu Ram Kodi

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