Luke Bather - 27th Jan 2017

Broken Antenna's clip for Swet Shop Boys is an explosive celebration of British Asian culture.

Riz Ahmed and Himanshu Suri, supported by a cast of Asian youth are carrying fireworks, illuminated by drones and occupying estates in a very intentional play on prejudice. Broken Antenna is setting up a wry bait-and-switch: nothing sinister is about to take place, despite the ideas an audience might get from the images presented to them. The cast light up the night sky in celebration of culture and community, Diwali Style.

Swet Shop Boys and Broken Antenna here delivering a distinct piece of political commentary.


DirectorBroken Antenna
ProducerTom Birmingham
Executive ProducerOlivia Chalk
1st ADDani Castro
Director of PhotographyAlex Reid
Focus PullerJoe Wilson
GafferYan Murawski
WardrobeCurtly Thomas
EditorReuben Jay
ColouristJack McGinty
Grading companyTime Based Arts
CommissionerPegah Farahmand
Other creditsProducer: Josh Hillman 2nd AD: Jackie Moore Spark: Ross Lusted Drone Pilot 1: Barney Clark Drone Pilot 2: Ibrahim Serra-Mohamed (Ascension Films) Drone Pilot 3: Joe Aiken Wardrobe Assistant: Imelhda Eloni Driver: Harry Flinder Sound Design: Tim Crosbie

Luke Bather - 27th Jan 2017

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