Punctual 'I Don't Wanna Know' by The Trash Factory
The darker side of human nature get an uplifting digital makeover, in The Trash Factory's bonkers video for Punctual.
A modern love story for these weird and wonderful times, we follow a trio of different relationships that are all riddled with infidelity. Instead of blowing up in the traditional fashion, the revenge takes a Tik-Tok style twist, causing the scorned to launch into a series of dance moves - eerily similar to the lockdown dance video craze, which is now bleeding into official videos too.
Mischievous and tongue-in-cheek, this is a standout first pop video from the director, who has transformed his gritty, edgy style into something brilliantly unique and addictive.
JAMES ARDEN (THE TRASH FACTORY):
I wanted to imagine a world where people throw shapes, not punches.
"I had a blast injecting a bit of dark humour into a story about modern love and infidelity for Punctual's I Don’t Wanna Know. Platforms like Instagram and TikTok have an incredibly toxic side to them; they’re designed to fuel feelings of jealousy and inadequacy. I wanted to flip that on its head and imagine a world where people throw shapes - not punches - and TikTok dances are actually a carefree solution to cheating partners and relationship problems.
"This is also my first pop promo (and first with dancing), but as someone who gravitates towards darker, gritty visuals I wanted to steer as far away as possible from making it clean and beautiful. The wide lenses throughout help distort our characters’ faces and visually play into the panic and unease, and we were blessed with an amazing cast of non-professional dancers who, following our great choreographer, somehow learned the routine on the day.
"With any luck, we’ll start an ironic dance trend. Let's go viral."
|Director||The Trash Factory|
|Production Company||Lowkey Films|
|Executive Producer||Jamie Gamache|
|Production Manager||Micheal Newton|
|1st AD||Joe Starrs|
|Director of Photography||Stefan Yap|
|Focus Puller||Benjy Kirkman|
|2nd AC||Elisa Spigariol|
|Art Director||Mathew Rice|
|Director's Representation||OB Management|
|Other credits||PA: Trinity Hislop DIT: Alice Spigariol SPARK: Evance Breteuil Art Assistant: Harry Whitelock Runner: Mia Tessema Cast: Sheree Devanport, James Fielding, Gary Moore|
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