Richard Thorncroft 'You Can't Handcuff The Wind' by Julian Barrett

Richard Thorncroft 'You Can't Handcuff The Wind' by Julian Barrett

Julian Barrett directs his actor-popstar alter ego Richard Thorncroft in this hilarious, sensual throwback video.

All in aid of promoting Mindhorn,  a new film starring Barrett as the aging actor Richard Thorncroft, the video delves deep into the character's backstory - giving a bizarre depth to his shallowness. The video is a hilarious sendup of 80s straight-to-VHS performance videos, which is admittedly a played-out aesthetic now, but there's something undeniably special about Barrett's performance and his dedication to the visual gags that he plants in the promo as often as possible. Plus, it's a damn catchy tune.

Credits

Director
Julian Barrett
Producer
Nancy Ryan
Production Company
Black Dog FilmsBlack Dog Films website
1st AD
Ben Tabiner
Director of Photography
Will Hanke
Wardrobe
Beyond Retro
Make-up
Vanessa White
Editor
Matt Brady
Colourist
Lewis Crossfield
Post Producer
Ardith Birchall
HEAD OF BLACK DOG FILMS
MARTIN ROKER
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
HOLLY WOLFERS
RUNNER
ED MELECH
RUNNER
SIMON FREDERICK
RUNNER
KIERAN JONES
FOCUS PULLER
BEN CURRAN
GRIP
TOM PITTMAN
GAFFER
GORDON GOODWIN
ELECTRICIAN
TOM CAMPBELL
PRODUCTION DESIGNER
PETER FRANCIS
ART DEPT ASSISTANT
JACK MARTIN
MAKE UP / HAIR ASSISTANT
LINDA WILSON
STYLIST
MARY COSTELLO
STYLIST
CHARLOTTE LEWIS
2D ARTIST
ANDREW STEWART

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