Ned Botwood - 6th Sept 2019

Ian Pons Jewell presents another grotesque delight. A cocaine bender takes a horrifying left turn in this body horror for Beardyman.

In the cold light of morning, a man is locked in a race against his comedown. He’ll do anything for a little dopamine, truffling for more drugs in every corner of his dirty apartment. And when it all catches up with him, he has the mother of all hallucinations. This day of excess is narrated, blow-for-blow, by Joe Rogan - in words borrowed from legendary journalist Hunter S. Thompson. The rabid protagonist is played with tense-jawed, red-eyed enthusiasm by Jack Morris. And the nightmarish VFX, reminiscent of cult channel Cool 3D World, were supervised by ETC.

Ian Pons Jewell has a unique flair for affect and world building. He puts you through all the unpleasant sensations his characters experience. The texture of his bizarre worlds is so tangible and specific, it is as if you can actually smell it. His last video, Natural Born Killers, was a sweltering, end-of-the-world epic. Watching his evocation of wet, acrid heat, you’ll begin to feel your own sweaty, crawling discomfort.

PRO Credits


DirectorIan Pons Jewell
Executive ProducerMedb Riordan
Executive ProducerSimon Cooper
Executive ProducerLeah Joyce
Production CompanyAcademy Films
CommissionerElena Argiros
ProducerAsh Lockmun
Line ProducerOlya Kosenko
Director of PhotographyMauro Chiarello
Production designerRobin Brown
StylistStaysa Monastyrskaya
Location ManagerDima Mikhailov
1st ADGryts Makarenko
Production ManagerAntonia Vickers
Production ManagerJulia Sotnikova
Production AssistantElla Girardot
Production AssistantVolodymyr Altsybeev
1st ACKirill Shlyamin
SteadicamMax Salo
GafferLeo Sidorenko
Art DirectorDavid Kharaishvili
Make-upMarta Skalska
Prop MasterVasya Tkachuk
Lead actorJack Morris
Editing companyWhitehouse Post
EditorTobias Suhm
Assistant EditorSteven Waltham
Post ProducerAntonia Porter
Executive ProducerAnnabel Bennett
VFX CompanyElectric Theatre Collective
VFX ProducerAlasdair Patrick
VFX ProducerSam Napper
VFX DirectorJames Sindle
ColouristLuke Morrison
Other creditsCasting Director - Kharmel Cochrane Casting Director - Sergey Ristenko Founder Radioaktive Film - Darko Skulsky EP Radioaktive Film - Sasha Bevka Storyboard Artist - Joseph Strachan Bidding Producer - Georgina Smith Set Runner - Tolik Koval DIT/VTR - Valik Grib aka Mushroom Sound - Dennis Ryskal Style Assistant - Dasha Lisyn Style Assistant - Kostya Goncharuk Sofa Guy - Dima Nalivayko Sofa Girl- Vera Koval Girl in Car 1 - Esther Brown Girl in Car 2 - Joana Garcia Guy in Car 1 - Thomas Ngegba Guy in Car 2 - Alex Dubrova Guy in Car 3 - Pasha Gots Work Out Brother 1 - Andrii Ostapenko Work Out Brother 2 - Dmytro Ostapenko Work Out Brother 3 - Yura Ostapenko Coke Devil - Zhenia Skizov Bedroom Girl - Alla Pryadko Pigeon Man - Tsoy Andriy Dandruff Man - Pavel Evchin Screaming Lady - Nina Galena CG Coordinator - Larisa Covaciu 2D Lead - Alex Grey 2D Artists - Adam Woolrich, Adrian Monroy 2D Artists - Alberto Pizzocchero, Alex Kennedy 2D Artists - CJ Gaikwad, Daniel Manning 2D Artists -Nicola Borsari, Ozgur Taparli 2D Artists - Flavio Kawamoto, Ryan Knowles, Stirling Archibald 3D Lead - Nick Turner 3D Artists - Alex Berweck, Dean Robinson, Elpida Kyriacou 3D Artists - Jake Cross, Jeffery Edo-Benson, Marko Mamula 3D Artists - Paul Cousins, Robert Reinschedl, Sergio Moralez 3D Artists - Roly Edwards, Thanos Kousis, Will Preston 3D Artists - James Waterhouse, Felix Chan, George Savvas 3D Artists - Stuart Whelbourn, Tobin Brett, Stuart Turnbull 3D Artists - Eddy Martinez, Adam Ledger, Florian Mounie 3D Artists - Ivan Xavier, Karin Mattson, Mack Knights 3D Artists - Jon Park, Remy Herrise, Toby Williams Ellis Rigger - Greg Martin Concept Artist - Romain Thirion Sound Design - Tim Harrison & Seb Bruen at Aumeta Additional Sound Design - Jim Stewart & Lawrence Kendrick at String & Tins Special Thanks - Reset Content & Jon Adams

Ned Botwood - 6th Sept 2019

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