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Sad Night Dynamite 'Sad Night Dynamite' by Will Hooper

Promonews - 13th Mar 2020

Will Hooper introduces London-based producer duo Sad Night Dynamite's debut EP, SND 001, with this enigmatic short film comprised of a series of intriguing vignettes - mini-films in themselves yet linked together by the band's music and a faintly surreal tone. 

From a drone shot of a white limousine at the start, Hooper takes us on a journey into the woods, to the side of a grave, to a party of pastel-wearing youths, and a mass attempt to blow out birthday candles. It is a deadpan black comedy filmed in the Czech Republic - a place where this style of filmmaking was pioneered back in the 1960s.     

The duo also make cameo appearances in each scene, and talking to Complex, where the video was premiered last week, they said that Will Hooper's film "serves almost as a preface to us as a band. We had written these relatively sparse beats which show glimpses of our first singles, so wanted to reflect that in the films: the narrative is open-ended, but hints at a larger story to come."  

They add that shooting in the Czech Republic "was such a great opportunity... Very few of the cast spoke the same language as us, but I think they identified with the projects tone and darkness — we wanted the films to have a message whilst staying humorous. There's room left for interpretation, but we intend for this film to act as the beginning of a wider piece, as Sad Night Dynamite."

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Will Hooper
Producer
Rosie Brear
Production Company
Executive Producer
Laura Northover
Production Manager
Pavlina Saward
1st AD
Mojas Perovic

Camera

Director of Photography
Igor Smitka
Focus Puller
Murat Emkuzhev
2nd AC
Michal Kulhavy

Lighting/Grip

Gaffer
Vaclav Sejna

Wardrobe

Wardrobe
Suzie Walsh
Wardrobe
Christina Campagna
Make-up
Phil Kunes

Editorial

Editor

Grading

Colourist
Lucia Kovalova

Commission

Commissioner
Sam Seager

Misc

Film Laboratory

Misc

Service Company
Tall Dark & Handsome
Service Producer
Elizabeth Chase
Service Producer
Mojas Perovic

Other credits

Drone Op

Marek Tajbl

Props Master

Ales Cerny

BTS

Kubo Krizo

PA

Fanda Saward

Driver

Milan Madar

Sound Design

Alexander Wells

Cast

Denisa Voláková, Rozalie Klimesová, Marie Krobova, Jakub Skvaril, Lucie Horáková, David Baláz, Jarmila Hausnerova, Tomás Obruka, Germanas Drazdas, Barbora Kulikova, Maryana Deyak, Kirshan Lathiya, Ida Farova, Tomi Mácik, Klára Mamojková, Adrian Kriska, Magdalena Rybanska, Jan Sekera, Jiri Bezdek. Ladislav Cernohorsky, Radek Kovarik, Marta Hodikova, Viktor Kalinak

Promonews - 13th Mar 2020

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