David Knight - 15th Apr 2019

Daniel Regan's epic video for Caleb Steph gets to the heart of an African-American community, and the cycle of gang violence that leads to tragedy.

Regan opts to view this crisis - which has obvious echoes in the UK - entirely from the family perspective, with the story of a young man who is from a stable loving background, with a devoted younger brother, who nevertheless feels it necessary to arm himself.

What makes this portrait so effective is the realistic performances, and gorgeous black and white cinematography by Corey C Waters. It is also a substantial work of direction by Daniel Regan.

DANIEL REGAN:

“I instantly connected with Caleb’s lyrics and message; it spoke to me on a personal level – having grown up myself in a gang heavy environment – and I felt strongly about bringing his story to another level visually.

“Black Boy is an echo of a larger problem, that of gun violence, and a call to attention on a sad subject about a harsh reality of where we are as a society and as humans.”

PRO Credits

Credits

DirectorDaniel Regan
ProducerDaniel Yaro
Production CompanyNorth Of Now
Production CompanyHALAL
Executive ProducerSara Nix
Production ManagerMike Minahan
Director of PhotographyCorey C Waters
Focus PullerEmily Herold
GafferJared Freeman
EditorSofia Kerpan
ColouristRuth Wardell
CommissionerEd Blow
CommissionerJon Moore
LabelDirty Hit
Other creditsKey Grip - Chris Grigs Steadicam - Scott Stafford DIT/PA - Jerry Carnation Title Design - Circus Family Sound - Sharkee @ Haai Faai Deluxe

David Knight - 15th Apr 2019

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