Phfat X Mac Motel 'Keep You Safe' by Rob Smith

Phfat X Mac Motel 'Keep You Safe' by Rob Smith
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Cape Town director Rob Smith returns to music videos and brings the craft of several years making award-winning ads to bear on this alluring piece of work for rapper PHFAT and Mac Motel.

It's a sticky day by the pool when PHFAT reflects nostalgically upon his lost teen years and past crushes - symbolised by the gamine girl in a swimsuit. But as it turns out this is no ordinary pool.

PHFAT says the track is "an ode to all my high school crushes, you know? Like an ode to making mixtapes, and buying two tickets to a dance, and playing out whole lifetimes in your head while you daydream in maths class. There’s also an elusiveness to that high school crush and a loss of naivety that happens as a person works through it and grows up. I wanted to capture all of that.” 

Credits

Director
Rob Smith
Producer
Anco Henning
Production Company
Velocity FilmsVelocity Films website
Executive Producer
PHFAT
Line Producer
Lauren Seymour
Director of Photography
Pierre De Villiers
Gaffer
Tyron Mountjoy
Art Director
Jade Skully
Wardrobe
Kaley Meyer
Hair & Make-up
Kaley Meyer
Editor
Paul Speirs
Editor
Rob Smith
Editing company
New Creation Collective
Colourist
Kyle Stroebel
Grading company
Refinery
Post production company
New Creation Collective
VFX
Andrew Kerr
Commissioner
PHFAT
CAST
Franchesca Steenkamp, Louie Oosthuizen, Pierre Lurhukwa, Jesse Bredankamp, Jayden Ocks, Tharwaat St. Clair, Ann Wilson
Production Coordinator
Mvelisi Mvandaba
2nd Camera
Fabian Vettiger
2nd Camera Focus Puller
Jake Levy
Best Boy Grip
Karl Friedrich
Techno Crane Operator
Ibrahim Mia
Remote Head Tech
Sean Eddy
Spark
Liam Drake
Spark
Don Hoffman
DIT
Rusty Ruthven
AD
Nic Eve
Unit Manager
Brian Landu
Unit Assist
Stefan Henning
Stylist Assistant
Monique Du Toit
Casting Director
Mvelisi Mvandaba
Sound Design
Keith At Pressure Cooker Studios, Cape Town
PA
Sune Van Heerden, Fritz Bucker & Joe Vettiger
Catering
Yummy Basket
Special Thanks To
Velocity Films, Panavision Cape Town, Panalux Cape Town, MyFriendNed, Big Bird Films, New Creation Collective And Sea Point Swimming Pool

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