Formation 'A Friend' by Davis Silis

Formation 'A Friend' by Davis Silis

Davis Silis, take a bow. This perfectly choreographed fight sequence with a twist manages to accomplish a hell of a lot in a confined space.

An empty carriage on a Victoria Line underground, two men in the throes of a brawl that could have been lifted straight from any action/thriller. Silis knows this and uses it to play with the form of the trope, and how it contrasts with the themes of the song. Asking the question "why do we hurt the ones we love?" without providing a clear-cut answer, the video takes some unexpected twists and turns without ever leaving the carriage.

The video is made even more impressive when you know that one of the fighters (Formation's Will Riston) actually dislocated his arm very early in the shoot, and still pulled out a pretty fantastic performance.

Credits

Director
Davis Silis
Producer
Rob Jelley
Production Company
Bullion ProductionsBullion Productions website
Executive Producer
Drew O'Neill
1st AD
Wayne Bentley
Director of Photography
Adam Scarth
Focus Puller
Eira Wyn Jones
2nd AC
Matt Farrant
Gaffer
Seth Crosby
Art Director
Joe Fitz-gerald
Hair & Make-up
Anna Thompson
Make-up Assistant
Cecily Ward
Editor
Owen O’Sullivan
Editing company
Marshall Street Editors
Colourist
Edwin Metternich
Grading company
Framestore
VFX
Carla Osterheld
Director's Representation
OB ManagementOB Management website
Commissioner
Janna Bartlett
Label
Warner
Production Asst
Jake Flowers
Spark
Josh Green
Desk Op
Jamie Shurlock
Rigger
Steve Daly
Fight Coordinator
Kevin McCurdy
Runner
Carla Osterheld, Rory O’Donnell

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