James Green pulls out all the stops and has a lot of fun in this 60s/70s-style B-movie shocker about the demonic power of rock music.
Kid Kapichi 'Thugs' by James Green
Fox-hunting is reimagined as a dystopian game targeting society's outcasts in James Green's thoroughly entertaining video for Kid Kapichi.
Picked on by pompous locals as "thugs", the band, dressed in orange bomber jackets and jeans, are then targeted by the local hunt. And one of them ends up as the captive of the demented lord of the manor - played by Steve Furst.
James Green strikes a tone of broad comedy, dressed in a retro, B-Movie aesthetic. But there is a political edge that nails the political zeitgeist in modern Britain. It's about the divide between rich and poor, old and young, and the rising tide of closed minds and bigotry. But as it turns out, help is at hand...
Action-packed, well performed and with a very satisfying conclusion, the concept brings Kid Kapichi's rallying-cry lyrics to life, and demands to be watched multiple times.
That is especially impressive, as Green says: "We pulled this video together in record time with a low budget, shooting on the British coast during Storm Ciara. What perfect timing."
|Production Company||Ramshackle Productions|
|Executive Producer||James Green|
|Director of Photography||Richard Bell|
|Camera operator||Rory Tilford|
|Focus Puller||Rory Hern|
|Art Director||Faith Powell|
|Hair & Make-up||Aimee Loosley|
|Grading company||Silk Post|
|Post Producer||Andrew Patrick|
|Lead actor||Steve Furst|
|Assistant Producer||Lillie Pierce|
|Camera Assistant||Francesca Amoroso|
|Other credits||Second Camera: Richard Bell Catering: Jed Wrobel @ The Albion Runner: Charlotte Hesmer BTS Photography: Alice Denny Cast: Sam Woodhams, Mars Sams, Sam Willett, Kelly Jane Humphrey, Kid Kapichi|
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