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David Knight - 2nd Nov 2018

Ian Schwartz's video for Rudimental begins on a mist-shrouded rugby field, one player ploughing through tackles before being floored by one extra powerful opposing player. It's a superbly well-crafted introduction to this story about two rivals who join together to achieve their goals, to break the mould within their community.

Shot on location in Auckland, and Schwartz focusses on these two determined characters and their budding friendship, and on gritty, cinematic shots of their city (by DoP Steve Annis), while keeping the narrative open-ended - so the viewers can draw their own conclusions.

Ultimately it perfectly suits the fist-pumping passion of Tom Walker's vocal performance of Walk Alone - the latest song released ahead of Rudimental's forthcoming album Toast To Our Differences (released on January 25th) – and it makes a riveting watch.

Credits

DirectorIan Schwartz
ProducerHannah May
Service ProducerBlaine Stevenson
Production CompanyPrettybird
Production ManagerLissandra Leite
Director of PhotographySteve Annis
2nd ACDavid Chan
GafferKarl Saunders
Art DirectorDave Cooke
WardrobeAmy Tunnicliffe
EditorEdward Line
Director's RepresentationPRETTYBIRD UK
Executive ProducerJuliette Larthe
Service Co Exec ProducerJames Moore
Service CompanyFish 'n' Clips
ColouristSimon Bourne
Grading companyFramestore
Director's Rep (UK)Hands London
Other creditsMaori Cultural Advisor: Inia Maxwell: Steadicam Operator: Ayrton Winitana DIT: Ben Day Grip: Mike Reihana Thanks: Framestore, Cartel, Lux Artists, And All At Flying Fish

David Knight - 2nd Nov 2018

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