Bloody Knees 'Maybe It's Easy' by Samuel Taylor

Bloody Knees 'Maybe It's Easy' by Samuel Taylor
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Samuel Taylor has directed a brilliantly engaging shoestring epic for the raucous swagger of Bloody Knees' Maybe It's Easy.

Essentially it's a wrestling version of Rocky, chronicling an unlikely road to triumph. But although the beards are fake, the light comedy of the first act makes way for a thrilling finale that looks impressively real. Well, as real as wrestling gets...

It was prepped and shot over four days in which the band trained in a bodybuilding gym in full wrestling makeup, took to donning spandex with fake beards to run across London Bridge at 4am, topped off with a 12 hour day of bone-crunching bodyslams and knee drops.

Its testament to Taylor's close relationship with the band, and his ability to tell a story, that this has a heart and energy that well exceeds it's budget.

Credits

Director
Samuel Taylor
Producer
Henry Napier-brown
Production Company
Hey Honey Films
Production Manager
Honey Cairns
1st AD
Elle Lotherington
Director of Photography
Joel Honeywell
Focus Puller
James Malamatinas
2nd AC
Francesca Zucchini
Gaffer
Ben Skyrme
Art Director
Rebecca Hallen
Art Director
Clarissa Livock
Wardrobe
Sam Conway
Hair
Natalia Rogalska
Make-up
Gina Parr
Colourist
Vlad Barin
Grading company
CHEATCHEAT website
Post production company
CHEATCHEAT website
VFX
Daniel Hawkins

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