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Darkly Comic IDLES Video Takes Head Banging to New Extremes



A simple visual gag runs throughout the oddball promo directed by Pulse Films duo 32

Darkly Comic IDLES Video Takes Head Banging to New Extremes
Pulse Films directing duo 32 teamed up with much buzzed about band IDLES to bring us this thumping new music video for their single 'Mercedes Marxist'. 
The film depicts the monotonous, surreal life of a man trapped by the song’s infectious beat. It drops at the same time as IDLES’ previously unreleased b-side ‘I Dream Guillotine’. 
Both tracks were written and recorded during last year's sessions for their album, ‘Joy as an Act of Resistance’, which recently received a Mercury Prize nomination. 


Starring: Kris Hitchen
Directed by: 32
Produced by : Erin Sayder
Executive Producer: Maurizio Von Trapp
Executive Producer: James Sorton
Production Company: Pulse Films
Record Label: Partisan Records
Director of Photography: Ben Fordesman
Production Designer: Tim Gibson
Production Manager: Millie Wells
Casting Director: Kharmel Cochrane
1st ​AD : Chris Malin
Costume Designer: Adam Howe
Hair & Make Up / SFX: Scarlett O’connell
Editor: Ellie Johnson
Colourist: Simone Grattarola
2nd ​AD: Sam Bokma
Production Assistant: Ellie Sanders Wright 
Production Assistant: Rachel Bashford
Location Manager: Alistair Vlok 
Location Manager: Titus Penate 
Focus Puller: Ed Tucker
Clapper Loader: Jay Coates
Trainee: Ernie Griffths
Grip: Lee Naylor-vane
Jimmy Jib: Mike Drury
Jimmy Jib Trainee: Hannah Vivancos-drury
Gaffer: Esteban Gimpelewicz
Electrician: Leopold Naessens
Electrician: Izzy Jones
Electrician: Jeff Celis
Spark Trainee: Evance Breteuil 
Props: Louis Ruscombe King
Props: Nick Hancock
Props Buyer: Anna Leahy
Art Dept Assistant: ​George ​Gunn
Art Dept Assistant: Conor O’Hagan 
Stunt Coordinator: Dave Nolan
Runner: Tracey Lopes
Runner: James Reed
Runner: Elliot Lang
Runner: David Marrt
Runner: Amelia Stott
Medic: Mark Doree
Driver: Mark Rigoletto 
Driver: Terry Gibourn
Catering: Red Hot Box
Camera Equipment: Panavision
Lighting Equipment: Panalux
Production Equipment: Get Set Hire
Edit Assistant: Amanda Jenkins
Edit Producer: Julian Marshall
Edit House: tenthree
Flame Artist: Jamie Crofts
Flame Artist: Nina Mosand
Flame Artist: Adam Paterson
Nuke Artist: Linda Cieniawska 
Post House Producer: Sean Ewins
Post House Executive Producer: Tom Johnson
Post House: Time Based Arts
Sound Designer: Anthony Moore
Sound Design Executive Producer: Lou Allen
Sound Design House: Factory
Insurance: JLT Specialty Ltd.

Wife: Sarah Whithe
Pub Drinker: Danny Granger
Pub Drinker Friend: Claude Driver
Pub Screen Actors:
Kim Driver
Stan Roberts
Charlie Hinnegan
Dale Clarke
Office Screen Actors: 
Kim Driver
Jamie Treacher
Charlie Pawlett
Claire Brice
Simon Bass
Jack Chapman
Hayley Powell
Amanda Collins
Wendy JT Simeon
Billy Wright
Supermarket Screen Actors:
Sophie Dearlove 
Helen Walling Richards 
Jermaine Young 
Izzy Joan 
Nick Field 
Jo Hart 
Katherine Beresford 
Stunt Performers:
Mark Rigoletto 
Danny Granger 
Anna Thornley 
Chris O’reilly 
Calum Ralph


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Genres: People, Comedy

Categories: Music video, Short Films and Music Videos

Pulse Films, Fri, 02 Aug 2019 15:38:12 GMT