Promonews - 25th Nov 2021

Gavin James takes to the rollerskating rink, and revives some of iconic movie moments of the Eighties, in Andy Morgan's entertaining video for Greatest Hits.

James and Morgan have fun with a tongue-in-cheek approach to a sad love song, with his doomed rollerskating romance dotted with references to classic movies - Footloose, Back To The Future, Say Anything, to name a few - to James pulling off some unlikely moves in the rollerdisco with champ skater Tinuke O'Yediran, thanks to champ skater stand-in Zachary Martin.

And there's a nice bloopers reel during the credit sequence at the end showing how much fun they had making it.

"Gavin's brief was he wanted to skate his feelings, Footloose-style, in a roller rink, with the idea to put in lots of 80s references. Being a big fan of that era I figured if we’re going 80s then let's not hold back! 

"I wanted to hinge the idea on a narrative which lead me to the opening which is a combination of The Goonies’ doubloon scene and Back To The Future. The rest of the video was seeing how many 80’s references we could fit into a single shooting day.

"It seemed like everyone on this shoot was a professional level skater, whereas Gavin had only been learning for just over a month! Our female lead Tinuke O'Yediran is a double Guinness world record holder for skating, Gavin’s double, Zachary Martin, is an award-winning member of Team GB, and Chris Dumount camera operated on skates which gave us some amazing dynamic moves.

"It was a hard shoot, but Gavin’s neverending enthusiasm and hilarious ideas for improv, as well as an immense effort from the entire crew held everything together."


DirectorAndy Morgan
Production CompanyElectric Light Studios
Executive ProducerMike Downs
1st ADRiyadh Haque
Director of PhotographyFranklin Dow
Focus PullerJuan Minotta
2nd ACAida García Vega
GafferNoah Furrer
WardrobeNigel Greene
WardrobeAltaira Morris
Make-upBekki Mitchell
Make-upJoanna Coleman
EditorAndy Morgan
Editing companyElectric Light Studios
ColouristMattieu Tullet
Grading companyMPC
Post production companyElectric Light Studios
VFXKatia Kush
Lead actorTinuke O'yediran
CommissionerStella Foster
LabelGold Soldier Records
Other creditsGimbal - Chris Dumont Sparks - Alfie Hayes, Owen Porter Wire Supervisor - Max Scofield Wire Techs - Rikki Harris, Ryan Ketcher Prescott Drone - Miles Tudor Runner - Sarah Varga BTS - Ryan Jafarzadeh Mgmt - Edison Waters

Promonews - 25th Nov 2021

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