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James Blunt 'Unstoppable' by Jamie Thraves

Rob Ulitski - 4th Nov 2021

James Blunt brings a shockwave of fear with him, in Jamie Thraves' hilarious video for Unstoppable. 

It's a concept that wouldn't get past the commissioners desk in 99% of cases, but with a self-deprecating artist like Blunt - who has proven time and time again he will go to places most artists wouldn't dream about - it is a match made in Heaven. 

Blunt is a walking, taking music machine, instilling absolute terror in everyone who crosses his path. People bleed from the ears, fall to the floor and hide in car boots to get away from him. But after one man takes the time to make proper eye contact with his charming smile, it's all turned on its head. Very charming. And very James Blunt. 

JAMIE THRAVES:

I have never laughed this much writing a treatment. 

"The brief for this video was to celebrate James Blunt's self-deprecating Twitter humour. When I came up with the idea of everyone being terrified of James - like he was The Blob or the Terminator from Terminator 2 - I just couldn't stop laughing.

"I think the idea may have been inspired by The Goodies! I loved The Goodies when I was a kid. I have never laughed this much writing a treatment. I kept on laughing doing the storyboard, the animatic, the shoot and the edit.

"It was brilliant of James to send himself up this way, and I'm very grateful to him, his manager, Atlantic Records and the commissioner Kim Jarrett for getting behind the idea.

"Huge thanks and praise to everyone at Blindeye and the rest of the wonderful cast & crew who helped me make it, it was a real joy and pleasure to make from start to finish."

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  • Narrative
  • Performance
  • Pop
  • Terminator

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Jamie Thraves
Producer
James Dearden
Production Company
Executive Producer
Jack Lightfoot
1st AD
Ben Burton

Camera

Director of Photography
Chris Clarke
Focus Puller
Ian Coffey
2nd AC
Cam Sealby
1st AC
Austin Phillips
Camera operator
Luke Dryden

Lighting/Grip

Gaffer
James Duffy

Art

Art Director
Soraya Wright

Wardrobe

Make-up
Hannah Lonergan

Editorial

Editor
Jamie Thraves

Grading

Colourist

Agent

Director's Representation

Commission

Commissioner

Misc

Assistant Producer
Emily Vincent

Other credits

2nd AD

Charlie Killick

Camera Trainee

Jake Duncan

Sparks

Sam Crook, James Owens

Playback / DIT

Louis Catlett

Production Assistant

Rachel Akiboye

Runner

Ricky Venus

Extras

Luis Amaya, Eugene Brosman, Dominic Crane, Temple Cundall, Amy Fox, Alexander Garcia, Shannon Grealis, Divarni Groce-Balogun, Maria Hernandez, Christina John, Valarie Lucas, Anna Nikiticheva, Jessica Oyo, Jason Perryman, Gabriel Rat, Nikolay Shulik, William Su, Rushma Thapa, Samantha Watson, Lisa Williams, Amy Baller

Medic

Team Medic

BTS

Ed Spencer, Ben Spencer

Management

Pino Pumilia

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