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Pregoblin ft Peter Doherty 'These Hands aka Danny Knife' by Niall Trask

Rob Ulitski - 1st Aug 2023

Pregoblin's Alex Sebley goes on a leisurely trip to La Rochelle in France with none other than Pete Doherty, in Niall Trask's breezy promo for the former Fat White Family collaborator's new project. 

Doherty took time out of his busy schedule of touring and recording with The Libertines and touring with French songwriter/producer Frederic Lo, to contribute vocals to These Hands AKA Danny The Knife, with the lyrical content of the song focussing on themes of loneliness and a lack of fulfilment.

Backdropped by beautiful coastal views, the video plays out like a joyous buddy road trip, and if you didn't know better, this could be any pair of friends going about their holiday - and that's the beauty of the video.

"Budget allowed us: 800ft of film, two returns to La Rochelle, an Airbnb and 24 hours in La Rochelle," explains Trask. "With no producer, I felt like my year 7 teacher on the South of France trip, trying to herd Peter Doherty and Alex Sebley around town whilst keeping them out of trouble.

"‘Be cool and don’t sound too bossy in front of Pete Doherty’ I thought to myself as I hurried him to finish his coffee as we lost daylight.

"Small fact: On my year 7 trip I smuggled a flick-knife in a pair of swimming trunks I was wearing under my shorts, praying that the blade wouldn’t unleash in my trunks as I waddled past the makeshift teacher security that were searching all the boys, finding fire crackers and BB guns."

Rob Ulitski - 1st Aug 2023


  • Director's notes
  • Holiday
  • Leisurely
  • Trip
  • Coastal
  • Film
  • Friendship

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Niall Trask
Niall Trask
Production Company
Executive Producer
Dan Matthews


Director of Photography
Adric Watson


Niall Trask


Dan Levy


Post production company
Rascal Post
Post Producer
Jai Durban


Director's Representation
OB Management
Director's Representation
Polly Millner
Director's Representation
Sam Davey

Rob Ulitski - 1st Aug 2023

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