Rob Ulitski - 15th Dec 2021

William Pope directs a charming, offbeat comedy for Dusted, the new project by Canadian musician Brian Borcherdt, about a dysfunctional English middle class family. 

The video for Baseball features the escalating tit-for-tat rivalry between a father (played by Michael Fenton Stevens) and his children, (Daisy Waterstone and Noah Carr-Kingsnorth), who take increasingly devious methods to one-up each other - all triggered by the father's selfish preoccupation with his model soldiers.

Inspired by classic films like Harold & Maude, Pierrot Le Fou and The Royal Tenenbaums, the visual is split into several chapters, allowing the narrative to follow a traditional film structure whilst still remaining playful and exploratory. 

DoP Simon Van Parijs leans into the indie vibe by shooting on film, allowing a warm, filmic palette to encapsulate the concept - and Pope's direction of the story and exceptional cast is pitch-perfect.   

PRO Credits

Credits

DirectorWilliam Pope
ProducerAshley Whyte
Production CompanyBurning Reel
Executive ProducerJoe Elliott
Production ManagerAshley Whyte
Director of PhotographySimon Van Parijs
Focus PullerSam Hotson
2nd ACNick Bordeaux
GafferIan Blackburn
Art DirectorCelina Bassili
WardrobeLea Kahane
Hair & Make-upTillie Joy
Executive ProducerCal Gordon
EditorWilliam Pope
ColouristThomas Kumeling
Colour grade companyCHEAT
Director's RepresentationBurning Reel
Other creditsArt Assistant - Rikke Haughem Film Scanning - Dan Redrup, Matt Waghorne Titles - Ben Watson Cast: Michael Fenton Stevens, Daisy Waterstone, Noah Carr-Kingsnorth

Rob Ulitski - 15th Dec 2021

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