Rob Ulitski - 24th Sept 2019

Lovelorn Patrick Martin is having a very tough day in Theo Watkins's video for Both Of You. 

Shot in the South-West of England, Patrick Martin plays a man in a dog mascot suit, handing out heart-shaped pepperoni pizza bites by the beach. It isn't long until things go wrong, when a passer-by knocks into him, and a destructive tween runs over his product with a scooter. This sets off a chain of events, each one a little worse than before...

Martin gives a winning performance as the broken-hearted all-American protagonist stuck in the back end of beyond in little Middle England, clinging onto hope - even though he's doomed. The 16mm film stock lends a happy-go-lucky nostalgic vibe to the project, and the zealous use of zooming helps cement the old-school feel. 

THEO WATKINS:

"We shot on 16mm and took huge inspiration from 90's indie films, we loved the idea of positioning American heartthrob, Patrick Martin, as a lovable schmuck traipsing around south-west England, down on in his luck, with a heart that just won't stop aching. We've all been there."

Credits

DirectorTheo Watkins
ProducerTheo Watkins
Production CompanyOld Rope Films
Director of PhotographyJamie Harding
Focus PullerCameron Reed
EditorTheo Watkins
ColouristRyan Berger
CommissionerCharlie Stent
LabelB-Unique

Rob Ulitski - 24th Sept 2019

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