David Knight - 6th Jan 2021

Charlie Robins's engrossing video for Imanbek & Goodboys slips gracefully from documentary to drama to full-blown surrealism in this story of a high-stakes horse race within the traveller community.

With access to a hidden world, courtesy of the Frankham family, scions of the London traveller community, Robins chronicles the bond between a young man and his horse, and the conflict with a rival that leads to a thrilling event that could only happen within the community - a horse-and-trap race down an English country lane. 

Robins and his DoP Pieter Snyman deliver this action sequence with thrilling camerawork, and then add a layer of impressionistic visuals that elevates the piece to another level. That makes this a very rewarding, genuinely cinematic experience.

PRO Credits


DirectorCharlie Robins
ProducerJoseph J Goldman
Production CompanyFRIEND
Executive ProducerLuke Tierney
Production ManagerAsh Teague
1st ADChris Malin
Director of PhotographyPieter Snyman
Focus PullerJosh Tue
2nd ACKitt Sullivan
SteadicamBen Eeley
GafferRyan Monteith
EditorJim Wright
Editing companyArk Studios
ColouristPaul Harrison
Grading companyFreefolk
CommissionerJames Hackett
Other creditsPA/Runner - Rosie Hill, George Jamieson Action Driver - Ben Kerry Caterer - Louisa Boscawen Level 3 Grip - Malcome Huse 2nd AD - Charlie Killik AD Runner - Jonny Powell, Megan Skender, Billy Farmer Camera Trainee - Tom Or Wire Rigger - Bob Schofield, Steve Daly Drone Camera Op - Alex Anderson Drone Pilot - Chris Knight Spark - Craig Gambell, Laurent Arnold Medic/Covid Officer - Antonia Perry, Ben Heywood Traffic Marshal - Bill Stanley

David Knight - 6th Jan 2021

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