Metronomy 'Old Skool' by Dawn Shadforth

Metronomy 'Old Skool' by Dawn Shadforth
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Dawn Shadforth hands the irrepressible Sharon Horgan a delicious scenario and magnificent makeover for Metronomy's Old Skool.

Horgan is the 70s housewife hosting a houseparty in deepest English suburbia, where her anxiety and neurosis bubbles away close to the surface - and her husband, played by Ben Crompton, provides a steadying, and somewhat ominous counterpoint.

These superbly-sketched characters, and the evening's events, sits within a visual palette that is nothing less than gorgeous throughout, from Ben Fordesman's photography to the remarkable fashion styling and hair. Wonderful.

From the director


"Old Skool is a brilliant track and inspired me on many levels.  When I was sent It I had just binge watched Catastrophe, I read an interview where Sharon Horgan mentioned she was a big Metronomy fan. Sharon has been a bit of a hero of mine since Pulling, it was too tempting to ignore. The treatment was written half with her in mind, but also thinking it might never happen.  In the end we had an amazing cast with Sharon and then Ben Crompton adding some killer moves in the mix.  

"The strange suburban world and themes of anxiety, alienation and release chimed, from my point of view, with the lyrics which have a dark and fragmented quality." 


Dawn Shadforth
Amy James
Director of Photography
Ben Fordesman
Art Director
Shaun Fenn
Hannah Edwards
Tracey Cahoon
Rhea Le Riche
Sarah Dowling
Dominic Leung
Editing company
Trim Editing
Jack McGinity
Grading company
Time Based Arts
Jon Trussler
Post production company
Coffee & TV
Jane Third
Executive Producer
Hannah Turnbull-Walter
Production Company
SomesuchSomesuch website
Because Music

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