David Knight - 12th Mar 2019

Luke Bather, director and occasional contributor to Promonews, takes a satirical swipe (right) at modern ways of finding love in his video for, appropriately enough, Modern Love by Irish rock band Picture This.

Set in a big country manor sometime in the 18th century, the Lady of the house has her faithful manservant show her portraits of potential suitors in a manner vaguely similar to a well-known dating app. Once she's picked three contenders and invited them over, the competition for her hand begins, with crass and naughty smartphone-era behaviour translated to the Restoration Age. 

This is the Director's Cut, and it completely delivers in terms of laughs, romantic comedy, and making a nice point about the way we are now.

LUKE BATHER:

"Picture This let me run around in the Duke of Norfolk's house (or his holiday home or something) for two days with a bunch of amazing people in amazing costumes making jokes about 18th Century dick pics and people getting shot with arrows. Honestly the most fun ever."

Credits

Art DirectorJoe Elliot
DirectorLuke Bather
Production CompanyWe Are Invite
Production ManagerLiz Vick
1st ADGeorge Haydock
Director of PhotographyNic Booth
Focus PullerNick Coleman
2nd ACTom Diffenthal
GafferDan Tunstall
ProducerMatthew Rowlands
WardrobeKerry Saxon
Make-upRoxanna Gillani
EditorLuke Bather
ColouristTom Majerski
Grading companyTetragrade
CommissionerNatalia Maus
LabelRepublic Records
Hair & Make-upSophie King
Other creditsProduction Assistant: Joe Vickers Sparks: Kevin Eley, Jack Whitefield Costume Assistant: Lucy Pugh-Bevan Armourer: Armoury In Action Runner: Jacob Bennet CAST: Alicia Herhenteris, Jake Waring, Jack Hartley, Leon Dean, Daniel Bakken Thanks To: Mediadog Hire, Drop City, Carlton Towers, The Duke Of Norfolk

David Knight - 12th Mar 2019

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