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James Blake 'Big Hammer' by Oscar Hudson

Promonews - 7th July 2023

James Blake's surprising switch back to his dance music roots heralds the very welcome return to music videos by Oscar Hudson, fully exploiting Blake's new direction with a brilliantly nihilistic, sexy, beautifully made live action cartoon for Big Hammer.

Hudson's video follows the exploits of a stylish, devil-may-care criminal gang, as they crash their car into various buildings during an ongoing crime spree - or simply to have a spot of lunch - mainly from the perspective of the dash-cam, which eventually assumes a life of its own.

As with quite a few of the standout videos this year, it comes with a vague aura of nostalgia attached. it would certainly have been a great watch on old school MTV. And definitely to be enjoyed, for full explosive and comic effect, on the biggest screen you can find.

As becoming a former Best Director winner at the UKMVAs (twice), it's probably one of the videos of the year so far.

 

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Promonews - 7th July 2023

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  • Comedy
  • Narrative
  • Pick of the Day
  • Dance
  • Dash cam

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Oscar Hudson
Producer
Rik Green
Producer
Archie Johnston Stewart
Production Company
Service Company
Icon Films
Executive Producer
Rik Green
Executive Producer
Nnena Nwakodo
Executive Producer
Davud Karbassioun
Executive Producer
James Sorton
Producers ICON
Boyko Shtonov, Gergana Kuzmova, Slav Lambrinov
Executive Producer ICON
Emil Rangelov
1st AD
Atanas Atanasov

Camera

Director of Photography
Ruben Woodin Dechamps

Lighting/Grip

Gaffer
Philip Penev
Key Grip
Atanas Stoyanov

Art

Art Director
Maria Vassileva
SFX
Nitro Media

Wardrobe

Stylist
Silviya Markova

Casting

Leads
GF Ramsay, Maëva Berthelot, Freya Edwards, Axel Gutapfel

Editorial

Editor
Fouad Gaber
Editing company
Sound
750MPH
Sound design
Jake Ashwell
Assistant Editor
Joey Henshaw

Grading

Colourist
Alex Gregory
Colour grade company

VFX

VFX
Jim Allen
VFX Company
Post Producers
Polly Kemp, Glen Percival

Misc

Creative Director
Crowns & Owls
Stunt Co-ordinator
Georgi Dimitrov

Other credits

Special Thanks

Nigel Paine @ SeeSense Cameras, MCX Films, Dougal Johnston Stewart & Tom O'Driscol

Promonews - 7th July 2023

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