Deb Never 'Funky' by Quba Tuakli
Deb Never wakes up to find a plant growing out of her chest in Quba Tuakli's video for Funky - a quirky and cartoonish satire on music biz exploitation.
Tuakli's video for the alt-pop producer-performer shows what it's like to dream of a world full of what you love, but waking up to something different. After the literal blossoming of her talent, Deb Never encounters a shark-like label executive who forces her into a contract. And as a result, she ends up being buried...
“The concept of the film is pretty simple; nurture yourself in a world that wants you to conform, and chase your potential, even if it’s scary," explains Tuakli.
"Currently, I’m enjoying the process of character creation. Working with our lead Adam to realise the label exec character I dreamed up was the highlight of the shoot. Deb was a vibe to work with, affable and professional – when an artist is mingling with the crew and cracking jokes, everyone has more spring in their step.”
|Executive Producer||Eleri Evans|
|Executive Producer||Sorcha Shepherd|
|1st AD||Sam Barnham|
|Director of Photography||Joel Honeywell|
|Focus Puller||Juan Minotta|
|2nd AC||Mark James|
|Production designer||Ash Halliburton|
|Art Director||Mika Lapid|
|Costume designer||Terri Higgins|
|Hair & Make-up||Jess Summer|
|Casting director||Road Casting|
|Editing company||The Assembly Rooms|
|Colour grade company||No.8|
|Director's Representation||Hands London|
|Other credits||Production Assistants: Charlotte Coleman, Sachin Chande 2nd AD: Carmen Dupreez Runners: Harvey Abbas, Rachael Naylor Sparks: Edward Heredia, Krunal Saadrani|
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