Rob Ulitski - 17th Sept 2020

David Bertram explores destruction and rebirth in his stunning video for London-based up and comer Wassailer, entirely shot at home during Covid lockdown.

Featuring a cast of kids dressed head-to-toe in post-Apocalyptic garments, the brilliant visual for Son presents an alternate perspective of a near-future catastrophe, where children have to fend for themselves and protect what's theirs. 

Shot in cinematic monochrome, the gritty aesthetic elevates the dichotomy of youth and and old age, innocence and guilt. Doubling up as DoP as well as director, Bertram has negotiated breathtaking performances from each of the young cast, anchoring the concept in a devastating reality, which mirrors many of the issues in our current zeitgeist. 

PRO Credits


DirectorDavid Bertram
Production CompanyVadalm
Executive ProducerDavid Bertram
Production ManagerDavid Bertram
1st ADJean-Marc Bevan
Director of PhotographyDavid Bertram
Focus PullerMatthieu Notin
Art DirectorJean-Marc Bevan
Art DirectorDavid Bertram
WardrobeDavid Bertram
WardrobeJean-Marc Bevan
HairDavid Bertram
HairJean-Marc Bevan
Make-upDavid Bertram
Make-upJean-Marc Bevan
EditorDavid Bertram
Editing companyVadalm
ColouristDavid Bertram
Grading companyVadalm
Post production companyVadalm
Post ProducerDavid Bertram
VFXDavid Bertram
Director's RepresentationDiplomats
CommissionerAurélien Viot
LabelEmpty Streets Records
Other creditsDirector Has Been Assisted By Jean-Marc Bevan & Matthieu Notin

Rob Ulitski - 17th Sept 2020

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