Rob Ulitski - 3rd Oct 2019

Zac Ella and Emile Rafael get together to explore a series of Bad Decisions in Bastille's latest video. 

In a series of violent vignettes, Dan Smith from Bastille kills another version of himself over and over, as his previous incarnation makes bad decision after bad decision. Funny and irreverent, the series of characters Dan plays are over the top, extreme and surprisingly incapable at doing the right thing. 

Shot with a public access television aesthetic, the main guru character is especially relevant in the current zeitgeist, where anyone can claim they are specialists without any kind of fact-checking. The juxtaposition of the TV persona and the guy we see eating in a run-down dive bar is hilarious and ironic, and each character following seems to get crazier and more absurd. 

Executed perfectly, Dan's strong performances bolster the project, and help turn a very good concept into a great final video - a one-off collaboration between Agile Films' directors Ella and Rafael. 

PRO Credits


LabelVirgin EMI
DirectorZac Ella
DirectorEmile Rafael
ProducerAilsa Vanessa Tapping
Production CompanyAgile Films
Executive ProducerHayley Williams
Production ManagerSavvas Stavrou
1st ADChris Malin
Director of PhotographyNick Morris
Focus PullerPhilip Herron
2nd ACJames Malamatinas
GafferBill Rae Smith
Art DirectorWayne Wolfgram
WardrobeTaff Williamson
Hair & Make-upNatasha Lawes
EditorDan Sherwin
ColouristCaroline Morin
Grading companyWash
Post production companyAgile Films (in House)
VFXTheresa Gasco
VFXFreddie Hottinger
VFXKevin Marien
VFXZac Ella
Director's RepresentationOB Management
CommissionerJames Hackett
CommissionerIan Carew
Other creditsBody Doubles: John Southgate, Neizan Fernandez Voice-over Artist: Matthew Wood

Rob Ulitski - 3rd Oct 2019

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