Rob Ulitski - 2nd Dec 2020

Fenn O’Meally explores musical obsession in her charming promo for Texas ft. Wu-Tang Clan. 

The film features Kadeem Ramsay - well known for his recurring role in Top Boy, and also in Steve McQueen anthology Small Axe - as Myles, an obsessive Texas and Wu-Tang fan. After seeing their legendary joint performance at the 1998 Brit Awards, he’s spent the last 15 years collecting merch and memorabilia of the two, whilst plotting ways to bring this monumental collaboration back. The film follows Myles’ obsession with the ultimate music collaboration and his hope that they will, one day, reunite.

O’Meally injects humour and effortless charisma into the project, while employing a clever split narrative. Lensed by Molly Manning Walker, the use of authentic, docu-style shots helps build a sense of character and narrative, whilst the more experimental footage brings a jolt of youthful energy to the overall concept. 

The production design and art direction are top-notch, cleverly portraying a sense of celebrity obsession, without going overboard into parody territory. It's a film with a big heart, and looks like it was just as fun to make as it is to watch.

FENN O'MEALLY:

I had a very specific character in mind - to say Kadeem bought that character to life is an understatement.

“This piece for me marks such a landmark in my career. Being able to be a part of two legendary artists’ stories whilst casting someone who is a legend in the making as the lead (Kadeem Ramsey) was and is such a blessing.

"When I wrote this story I had a very specific character in mind - to say Kadeem bought that character to life is an understatement.

"I am forever thankful to everyone who contributed to this piece and made it what it is, Molly, Max, Elizabeth, Emma, Des, Jamz, Stephen.. I could go on. Everyone involved bossed it."

PRO Credits

Credits

DirectorFenn O’Meally
ProducerEmma Wellbelove
Production CompanySMUGGLER
Executive ProducerElizabeth Doonan
Production ManagerGaaron Clarke
1st ADSteven Eniraiyetan
Director of PhotographyMolly Manning Walker
Focus PullerJerry Pradon
GafferBill Rae Smith
Art DirectorMax Randall
WardrobeNatalie Roar
Hair & Make-upAaliyah Oke
CommissionerLisa Foo
LabelBMG
Director's RepresentationOB Management

Rob Ulitski - 2nd Dec 2020

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