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HMLTD 'The West Is Dead' by Niall Trask

Promonews - 1st Nov 2019

Niall Trask brings us a witty metaphor on the decline of Western values for HMLTD, with scenarios that revive the iconoclastic spirit of Derek Jarman. 

Lead singer Henry Chisholm takes a fair amount of punishment in his quest to prove the point that The West Is Dead - including being hung from the crossbar of a football goal in his boots. Plus there's some very sloppy shaving that'll make you want to avert your eyes.

NIALL TRASK:

"Some music business people came to me and said: 'Niall, can you spend a bunch of money on a video?' and I said: 'Yes, yes of course I can. Easy.' Then I went and filmed loads of cool stuff and shit on the Isle of Sheppey and made up a bunch of lies about how it was about really serious and poignant issues, exploring everything from toxic masculinity to capitalism to mental health to the pedestrianisation of Bury St Edmunds town centre."

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Niall Trask
Producer
Jamie Gamache
Producer
Connor O'Hara
Production Company
1st AD
Joe Starrs

Camera

Director of Photography
Adrien Brauge
Focus Puller
Anil Duru
2nd AC
Courtney Andrews

Lighting/Grip

Gaffer
Shaun Waldie

Art

Art Director
James Middleton

Wardrobe

Wardrobe
Danielle Goldman
Hair & Make-up
Gareth Harris

Editorial

Editor
Niall Trask

Grading

Colourist
Tim Smith
Colour grade company

VFX

Post Producer
Olivia Jessop

Agent

Director's Representation

Commission

Commissioner
Natalia Maus
Label
Lucky Number Music

Misc

Hair & Make-up Assistant
Margherita Lascala

Other credits

Styling Assistant

Melissa Schwarz, Art Dept. Assistant

Cast

Eric Colvin, Hilary Reeves

Promonews - 1st Nov 2019

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