Luke Bather - 25th Aug 2016

Sam Pilling's video for DJ Shadow & Run The Jewels is a convincing take on high-level international diplomacy that very quickly turns into an hilarious if slightly scary international brawl.

It's a scene that you'll be familiar with now. Political leaders of the world squabble and argue and things quickly become heated. This fictional United Nations meeting is more of the same; only the representatives of the US and UK are both lipsyncing the stream of poetic invective coming from the Run The Jewels rappers, at each other. It's Killer Mike Vs El-P. Nation Vs Nation.

Of course, just like in the real UN things escalate quickly into an all-out, heavily coordinated fistfight. And farm animals naturally become involved.

Pilling's clip is simple in premise but the execution is brilliant, with visual punchlines delivered throughout with perfect timing.

PRO Credits


DirectorSam Pilling
Executive ProducerSarah Boardman
Executive ProducerSarah Park
Production CompanyPulse Films
Production CompanyRadioaktive Film
ProducerArlene McGann
Line ProducerOlya Kosenko
CastIgor Tsyshkevych
CastIan Bailey
Director of PhotographyDavid Procter
Art DirectorSergey Vinnichuk
EditorEllie Johnson
Editing companySpeade
ColouristSimon Bourne
Grading companyFramestore
Sound designHenning Knoepfel
CastingNika Bondar
CastingKharmel Cochrane
Stunt Co-ordinatorIllia Iurchyshyn
WardrobeDasha Filshyna
WardrobeLiene Dobraja

Luke Bather - 25th Aug 2016

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