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David Beckham's On the Run in LEGS Media's Surreal Western Epic

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Editors' Choice: Director Geremy Jasper heads to Mexico for gritty short film for clothing brand Belstaff

David Beckham's On the Run in LEGS Media's Surreal Western Epic

LEGS’ Geremy Jasper has teamed with iconic British clothing brand Belstaff to direct a  surrealist film in the cinematic vein of Fellini and Sergio Leone. Outlaws, which stars David Beckham, Katherine Waterston, Cathy Moriarty and Harvey Keitel is a heart-thumping fever dream filled with danger, foreboding and romance.

Shot over six days in and around Mexico City, and based off of a screenplay written by Jasper two years ago, Outlaws  is a classic story told in a new way. It combines black and white and colour cinematography to create a hypnagogic vision of the Mexican landscape during the early 1950’s, a strange setting populated by even stranger people, including peculiar circus performers, a blind tarot card-reading seer, motorcycle gangs and sugar skull sporting mariachi musicians.

“For me, it’s a very personal film and I’ve been waiting more than a decade to be able to tell this kind of story with this kind of visual style,” said Jasper. “Belstaff were looking to make a short film starring David and they loved the story, so they joined forces with LEGS and supported me whole heartedly in what I wanted to do creatively. 


“LEGS is always pushing the visual ways stories can be told, and often partners with agencies and brands to create rich narratives and engaging viewer experiences” adds Adam Joseph, LEGS Co-Founder, Managing Director and Executive Producer on Outlaws. “Across everything LEGS does there’s a consistent combination of the classic and the avant garde at play that keeps pushing us all forward.”

The 15-minute short film features Beckham as a mysterious drifter who, astride his motorcycle, races across the sweltering landscape with a rabid gang of bounty hunters hot on his heels. He gives his pursuers the slip by sneaking into an all-night cinema, only to find it’s playing a film in which he’s the star. It’s a film about a beautiful trapeze artist, played by Waterston, and a motorcycle stuntman played by the drifter. It’s revealed that romance and trouble ensued behind the scenes, forcing our hero and his leading lady to live life on the lam, hunted by the film’s  maniacal director, played by Keitel.  

“David was involved from the beginning, which is a pretty amazing jumping off point,” said Jasper. “I was knocked out by Katherine Waterston’s performance in Inherent Vice and had to get her for the Trapeze Artist. We got lucky because she responded to the whole vision. She’s really special. Cathy Moriarty saw the script and said she liked how bananas it was. I thought she was way out of our league. And then Harvey… Goddamn. I couldn’t believe it. He was interested in the world I was trying to create and could not have been more of a mentor for me. To collaborate with someone like Harvey Keitel, who is a true blue hero, is something I can’t put into words.”   


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Music

Music Production: Geremy Jasper & Jason Binnick

Offline

Editor: JD Smyth @ Final Cut

Post Production / VFX

Colourist: Alex Bickle @ Color Collective

Post Production Company: Significant Others

VFX Supervisor: Dirk Greene

Production Company

Creative Director: Geremy & Georgie

Director: Geremy Jasper

DOP: Michael Ragen

Executive Producer: Adam Joseph, Tom Berendsen

Producer: Paul Laurens

Production Company: LEGS Media

Genres: Action, Scenic

Categories: Clothing and Fashion, Day Wear

lbbonline.com, Fri, 25 Sep 2015 09:26:01 GMT