Rob Ulitski - 9th Apr 2021

Wes Nelson thrives in a surreal suburbia, in Oliver Jennings' offbeat promo for Nice To Meet Ya.

Vibrant, refreshing and aspirational, the video is anchored by smooth performances and breathtaking art direction - care of Elena Muntoni and crew. 

DoP David Wright is a perfect fit for the concept, and his ability to balance a sense of reality with the more exaggerated aspects creates a unique, eclectic vision.

OLIVER JENNINGS: 

It’s how I imagine a guy like Wes would live, but with an exaggerated spin on it.

"I had an image of Wes in a very boring looking suburban setting, but wanted to bring it to life with certain elements making it his own with naughty topiary, a Prada-clad postman, an indoor golf course and eventually a helicopter spot light.

"I had those surreal suburban references in mind, like Edward Scissorhands, in which the suburbs become a place of tension and weirdness. I thought it would be interesting to shoot in a setting which is so familiar but add a element of weirdness.

"It’s basically how I imagine a guy like Wes would live but with an exaggerated spin on it."

PRO Credits

Credits

DirectorOliver Jennings
ProducerErsan Beskardes
Production CompanyLowkey Films
Executive ProducerJamie Gamache
Executive ProducerConnor O'Hara
Production ManagerDayo Moshood
1st ADEllicia Lotherington
Director of PhotographyDavid Wright
Focus PullerBenjamin Smith
2nd ACAndy Jones
SteadicamTommy McMahon
GafferChris Dowling
Art DirectorElena Muntoni
WardrobeDebbie Daly
Hair & Make-upAbbey May
Casting directorAisling Knight
ColouristJohnny Tully
Grading companyTag Collective Arts
VFXJohan Barrios
Director's RepresentationClaire Stubbs @ Mouthpiece
CommissionerJames Hackett
Other creditsLOCATION MANAGER: ROBERT HAMILTON COVID MEDIC: GRIEG WYLLIE RUNNER: OLIVER HILL RUNNER/2 AD: MICHAEL RBAUGH 2nd AD: DENIS NORTEY PRODUCTION INTERN: JAMILA MELBOURNE, DOONA RHEE PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: MICHEAL NEWTON SPARKS: JON HEARN, THOMAS CRAVEN GRIP: KEN ASHLEY-JOHNSON ART ASST/ PROP DRIVER: ELLE PRUDENCE ART ASSTS: AMANDA RAMASAWMY, JAKE GARRET DOG HANDLERS: TREVOR, CAROL JONES STYLIST RUNNER: KASEY STYLIST ASST: AIMEE DRYAN CRANE TECH: ADAM SLATER

Rob Ulitski - 9th Apr 2021

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