Nick Mulvey 'Mountain To Move' by Davis Silis

Nick Mulvey 'Mountain To Move' by Davis Silis
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Davis Silis brings Nick Mulvey and his band together with a big bunch of dancers in a joyful jam for Mountains To Move.

With choreography by Jonny Vieco, Silis turns his dancers into a happy gang who counterpoint the conventional band set-up of Mulvey and company with their apparent freestyle movement. The bright and breezy atmosphere is aided by the setting, the grounds of an old cigarette factory in High Wycombe.

"Crazy place, that's sort of been taken over by skaters," says Silis, who adds that although the principle of the dancers' movement were all rehearsed, new details were added in every take to add a layer of unpredictability - which posed a challenge to editor Owen O'Sullivan.

"Almost all the choreography was different in each take, so no two shots were ever the same. There were a few simple principles for how the movement needed to work, but once the camera started rolling, one dancer would lead and the others followed (for the sync stuff), which then just unfolded into the free-for-all toward the end. So the fact that Owen could make it link together that fluidity was all down to him!"

 

 

Credits

Director
Davis Silis
Producer
Stephanie Paeplow
Production Company
Bullion ProductionsBullion Productions website
Executive Producer
Hannah Gracie
1st AD
Pedro Rilhó
Director of Photography
James Rhodes
2nd AC
Ky Brasey
Gaffer
Rik Burnell
Wardrobe
Lewis Bloyce
Wardrobe
Nayaab Tania
Hair & Make-up
Samantha Coles
Editor
Owen O'Sullivan
Editing company
Marshall Street Editors
Colourist
Edwin Metternich
Grading company
Framestore
Focus Puller
Luke Cairns
Director's Representation
OB ManagementOB Management website
Commissioner
Natalie Arnett
Label
Fiction
DIT
Jay Patel
Grip
Steve Gilbert
Asst Grip
Matt Wood
Runner
Kevin Hasham
Dancers
Jakub Franasowicz, Mikey Boats, Jorrdan Lightbody, James Brown, Hannah Wilkie, Naomi Weijand, Grace Jabbari, Becky Namgauds

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