Rob Ulitski - 14th Oct 2021

Directing duo The Rest direct a sombre monochromatic film for James Blake & slowthai's collaboration on Funeral. 

In the middle of a funeral procession, stuck in a traffic jam in the middle of nowhere, the artists take a break to pause, whilst the camera circles around them. Though it isn't explicitly stated, the lyrics suggest that this is their own funeral, though the abstract nature of the narrative is one of the true draws of the project. 

Culminating in one of humanity's true comforts - a takeaway, delivered by an app driver - it's a thought-provoking and unique video for a great track. 

PRO Credits


DirectorThe Rest
ProducerAndy Picton
Production CompanyPulse Films
Executive ProducerRik Green
1st ADJoshua Loftin
Director of PhotographyHunter Daly
Focus PullerRupert Hornstein
2nd ACSamuel Harding
SteadicamTommy McMahon
GafferJordan Gosling
Art DirectorHollie Peck
WardrobeSuzie Walsh
HairCarlo Avena
Make-upLauren Webster
ColouristJohnny Thorpe
Grading companyGlassworks
Other creditsDrone: Ascension Films Spark: Blake Kent Cast: Tuvya Balogun-Williams (boy), Jack Oddy (driver), Sanna Kelly (older woman), Simone Wilson & Patrick Lally (delivery rider) Artist Vehicle: Pro Tour Vans Catering: The Pantry Maid Camera: He Camera Movement Lighting: Pro Light London Comic Book: Ben Jennings

Rob Ulitski - 14th Oct 2021

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