David Knight - 11th Dec 2018

It's time for Unfair Fight Club in the new video for The Prodigy by Paco Raterta: a young man and woman face ridiculous odds in a two staged battles for an ominous spectator. And that makes for a turbo-charged, relentlessly violent spectacle.

It's the second collaboration between Manila-based Raterta and the UK dance legends, following the rip-roaring Need Some1 earlier this year, and this one for Timebomb Zone adds to Raterta's growing reputation as a real talent to watch - one of the best new talents to come into music videos in the last year, and a thrilling action director in any medium.

This one, also shot in Manila, also benefits for having a couple of underdogs you can root for - who are nonetheless capable of some eye-wateringly vicious moves. It's not for the squeamish, but The Prodge's ode to mayhem deserves nothing less.

Credits

SteadicamTheo Lozada
DirectorPaco Raterta
Production CompanyPulse Films
Executive ProducerRik Green
Production ManagerDot Labro
Director of PhotographyMycko David
Focus PullerMartin Dingcong
ProducerVanessa Ulgado
GafferJerome Tiongson
Fight Co-ordinatorMiguel Vasquez
SFXAping Salem
Art DirectorJohn Luis Cantilla
StylistWim Jay Fernando
Director's RepresentationHands London
CommissionerAndrew Law
Other creditsLead Cast: Miguel Hernandez, Selina Woo Bhang, Kevin Hindriks, Tanjo Villoso, James Sieczka Bodyguards: Miguel Vasquez, Michael Casta, Felmar Basbas, Ivan Molina

David Knight - 11th Dec 2018

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