Rob Ulitski - 27th Feb 2020

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."  

Credits

DirectorJames Green
ProducerDan Matthews
Production CompanyRamshackle Productions
Executive ProducerJames Green
Director of PhotographyRichard Bell
Camera operatorRory Tilford
Focus PullerRory Hern
GafferMark French
Art DirectorFaith Powell
WardrobePhilly Piggott
Hair & Make-upAimee Loosley
EditorJames Green
ColouristMarty McMullan
Grading companySilk Post
Post ProducerAndrew Patrick
VFXMatt Sheern
Lead actorSteve Furst
Assistant ProducerLillie Pierce
Camera AssistantFrancesca Amoroso
Other creditsSecond 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

Rob Ulitski - 27th Feb 2020

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