David Knight - 21st Nov 2018

Jam Baxter, Rag'n'Bone Man and OG Rootz go for a meal at a local restaurant where the maitre 'd - played by Perry Benson - promises them extraordinary delicacies. And, in a way, he's right...

Gustav and Myles of Broken Antenna dish up an appetising comic-horror for Mask, where unspeakably monstrous plates of obscure seafood - that's mostly still breathing - has a grim effect on the pallor and constitutions of the three rappers.

The imaginative display of dishes - always just too disgusting to consider that it's real food - has been created with a very impressive combination of work by art director Jen Gardiner, 'food styling' by Huw Caddy and Matthew Harris, puppetry and modelmaking by Emily Morus-Jones, prosthetics by Cesar Alonso, and post work at Cranrust VFX. Very tasty.           

BROKEN ANTENNA:

"The video is a surrealist meal scene inspired by 80s cinema, using mostly practical effects on a built set with veteran British actor Perry Benson, the film is a horror with a tongue-in-cheek approach like the films of that period.

"We wanted to create a PG horror aesthetic, which would gross out the audience whilst still maintaining the intended humour.”

Credits

DirectorBroken Antenna
ProducerJosh Hillman
Production CompanyMother Studios
Production ManagerJack Hannon
1st ADJacqui Moore
Director of PhotographyAlex Reid
Focus PullerJoshua Montague
GafferYan Murawski
Art DirectorJen Gardiner
Make-upSophie Moore
EditorBen Bouillier
ColouristJack McGinity
Grading companyTimes Based Arts
VFXCranrust Vfx
VFX SupervisorJonathan Klahr
LabelHigh Focus Record
Lead actorPerry Benson
Model makerEmily Morus-Jones
Other creditsDialogue: James Ross-Edwards Rotoscoping & Matte Paintings - Monica Laita 3D Artist: Luke Freeman Vfx & 3D Artist: Andrew Macleod Vfx: Noel Kellet Opening Shot: Coffee & TV Sound Design: Neil Johnson @ Factory Additional Violin: Aimee Mullen Spark: Idris Rhys Sound Recordist: Tomo Davies DIT: Huw Caddy Food Stylist: Huw Caddy & Matthew Harris Food Assistant: Natasha Els Set Build: Tim Crosbie Art Assistants: Caroline Dunning And Rebecca Firth Puppeteer: Emily Morus-Jones Assistant Puppeteer: Adam Ford Prosthetics Maker: Cesar Alonso MUA Assistant: Tabitha Li Runners: Harpavan Manku & Elly Arden Cast: Warrick Simon, Joel Cartridge, Rosy May, Rashid Mohamed Special Thanks: MovieTech, Amber Atherton, Hermeti Balarin, Mother London, Sara Maycroft, Minnie From Exmouth Coffee, Chemo, Genne & Simeon

David Knight - 21st Nov 2018

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