Promo News - 6th June 2019

Matthew Walker's longtime collaboration with Skepta resumes with their most ambitious outing yet for Greaze Mode, from Skepta's new album Ignorance Is Bliss. It's a big bank job.

Skepta, decked out as a very superfly bank robber, never misses a line as he and accomplice Nafe Smallz breeze into a bank, armed and dangerous, and proceed to cause some havoc.

Matt Walker has channelled a bit of Tarantino as well as the 70s Blaxploitation-era with the well-choreographed mayhem, threat of violence, fastmoving action - and comedy - which quickly moves from the initial heist to the standoff with the police, and a hostage situation.

And the twist is that Skepta is less interested in the cash stored in the bank vaults, than a set of photos... 

MATTHEW WALKER:

"The video was about us just having fun with the 70's Blaxploitation style of film making, while still keeping it in the 'music video' world. We decided that this should play like a film but should incorporate performances that weren't jarring and took us out of the narrative.

"As if by an act of God, there were so many lyrics that went with the "Bank Robbery" theme that it they worked well as 'dialogue' moments in the chosen scenes. We are all pretty gassed over how it turned out."

Credits

Art DirectorAsh Halliburton
DirectorMatthew Walker
Production ManagerKem Ekundayo
1st ADSteven Eniraiyetan
Director of PhotographyStefan Yap
Focus PullerPhilip Heron
2nd ACJack Plumbridge
GafferMark Stewart
ProducerAntoine Dixon Bellot
WardrobeLeah Johnston
HairJames Catalano
Make-upJade Stewart
EditorMatthew Walker
ColouristLewis Crossfield
Grading companyTime Based Arts
LabelBoy Better Know
Other creditsPRODUCTION ASSISTANT- ROXANE TABATABAY TRAINEE LOADER - ERNIE GRIFFITH GAFFER (DAY 1) - WILL POPE 1ST AC (DAY 1) - ALI BAINES LOADER (DAY 1) - JOSH TILLEY TRANIE LOADER (DAY 1)-MAGGIE STAN SPARK(DAY 1) - MATT SIMMONS SPARK(DAY 1) - AMIR MOULFI SPARK ROB - SHEARS SPARK - OLA AWORETAN TRAINEE SPARK - WILL JESSEL STANDBY ART DIRECTOR - CONNOR O’HAGAN ART ASSISTANT - TOLEANA ART ASSISTANT - FRANCESCA NWOKEOCHA ART ASSITANT - JIM KNIGHT 2ND AD - DANIEL AREMU 3RD AD - CHRIS PHOUPHOULLIDE RUNNER- DYLAN ANGOL RUNNER - ARCHIE RUNNER - JOEY PHILIPPE RUNNER -JAMES HALL RUNNER -SAM SAMVURA RUNNER - TENOLA KING CASTING BOBBY MITCHELL STYLING ASSISTANT - SOPHIE MAI MUA ASSISTANT - GERRI KITENGE

Promo News - 6th June 2019

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