David Knight - 29th Jan 2021

Fredo and Dave's collaboration on Money Talks gets a tremendous visual directed by Edem Wornoo, as we follow the story of how a £50 note ended up on the rappers' extraordinary mountain of money - that they then set alight.

From the spectacular beginning, things only get more impressive. Essentially, Money Talks is about our relationship with money as humans and the ways in which it reveals things about us. And this is a hugely powerful video for Friedo and Dave's incendiary track.

Through the course of the video we move steadily backwards, and in each superbly mounted sequence, Fredo and Dave defy logic by performing in sync while the footage is clearly moving in reverse. But that is only partly about a clever visual technique. It is also a drama, where the unsavoury human behaviour that revolves around the journey of this substantial banknote is unveiled.

A story of the corrupting power of money that is brilliantly told by Edem, a very impressive new directing talent.

PRO Credits


DirectorEdem Wornoo
ProducerErsan Beskardes
Production CompanyLowkey Films
Executive ProducerConnor O’Hara
Executive ProducerJamie Gamache
Executive ProducerSaam Farahmand
Production ManagerRachel Bashford
1st ADChris Malin
2nd ADDanny Rumbelow
Director of PhotographyAhmet Husseyin
Focus PullerBenjamin Worthington
2nd ACGabrielle Niedojadlo
SteadicamBeau Pritchard James
SteadicamMichael Vega
GafferKieran Brown
Art DirectorElena Muntoni
WardrobeSuzie Walsh
Hair & Make-upJessica Mcquaid
EditorCharles Gamble
ColouristAlex Gregory
Grading companyThe Mill
Post ProducerCharlie Morris
Director's RepresentationOB Management
Other creditsProduction Assistant: Micheal Newton Production Intern: Jamila Melbourne Cam Trainee: Ben Holmes 3rd AD: Sam Fullerton Runners: Niomi Collins, Freddie Wight, Oliver Hill Prod Runner: Michael Baugh Art Assistants: Elle Prudence, Destinie Paige Standby Art Assistant Money Mountain: Jimmy Van Twest Key Art Assistant Money (fire) : Jacob Woolston Art Assistants: Jade O’Connor, Grace Snellock Sparks: Laurent Arnold, Shaun Clarke Spark Trainee: Christian Bishop Mr Moco Tech: Tomi Krrling Assist Op: Robert Legg Stunt Coordinator: Marc Cass VFX Supervisor: Johan Barrios VFX 2D Supervisor: Salvatore Lo Casio VFX Onset Supervisor: Hassan Khan Assist Colourist: Thomas Mangham Medic: Air Medics Minivans: Terry Read Casting Director: CBA Casting Cast: Sophia Roberts, Sean Earl Mcphearson, Genevieve Florence, Omar Shaker, Dritan Kastrati, Simon Ellis, Mladen Petrov

David Knight - 29th Jan 2021

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