Rob Ulitski - 2nd Dec 2021

Tom Beard directs a darkly poetic promo for Baxter Dury, playing the sole audience member to a unique pole dance performance. 

In Beard's video for D.O.A., Dury is the denizen of a pole dancing club, where the dancer is not only male, he bears more than a passing resemblance to the Grim Reaper.

The video is an exploration of the developing relationship between the two characters, during the Reaper's parodic pole dancing performance, in cloak and leather headdress, with the initial humour of the scenario becoming something more poignant. 

Sinister and sensual in equal measure - with Baxter Dury offering a characteristically stylish yet doleful presence -  the video is elevated by colourful lighting and measured camera movement, which allows the narrative to unfold at its own pace. 

PRO Credits

Credits

DirectorTom Beard
ProducerChris Murdoch
Production CompanyPrettybird
Executive ProducerOli Falcon
Production ManagerPoppy Ashton
1st ADOli Falcon
Director of PhotographyLorena Pagès
Focus PullerJames Wicks
2nd ACEthan Lodge
GafferAdam Buruncz
Make-upAlice Dodds
EditorMdhamiri Á Nkemi
Editing companyAssembly Rooms
ColouristVic Parker
Grading companyRaised By Wolves
Lead actorJames Jeanette
Director's RepresentationChris Murdoch
LabelPIAS

Rob Ulitski - 2nd Dec 2021

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