Tue, 10 Mar 2020 10:27:35 GMT
French-Moroccan rapper Kekra always appears with his face obscured. So when the anonymous artist asked Romain to direct the video for Putain De Salaire (Whore of Salary), it gifted him an ideal opportunity to dig into his love of graphic novels.
It’s a futuristic tale of slave labour and radioactivity. Without giving everything away, the plot centres around the unexpected effect of said toxic substance turning one of the underclass into a post-apocalyptic superhero, who conceals his true identity.
Romain worked very closely with DP Rik Zang, mixing references from Blade Runner and Alan Moore graphic novels with a nod to Wong Kar-wai to create a stunning futuristic apocalyptic world.
Shot on location in Thailand over two gruelling 18-hour days, which couldn’t have been completed without the superhuman efforts of local service company Eastness.
The almost impossible schedule of four weeks from treatment to delivery was also a challenge, especially for post production beautifully realised by FIRM Paris. Their CGI characters, digital effects and matte painting by David Brochard add an epic scale and unify the many moving parts of this fantastic film by Romain Chassaing.
Record Label: VRL
Director: Romain Chassaing
Produced by: Solab
Co-produced by: Bold / Eastness / Firm / The
Producer: Edouard Chassaing / Arthur Parratte
Service Company: Eastness
Service Producer: Jean-Alexandre Luciani / Nicolas Filippi / Tom Llewellin
Director of Photography: Rik Zang
Set Designer: ‘King’ Prawit Supo
Stylist: ‘Lynn’ Preeyanan Suwannathada
Editor: Manuel Coutant
Post Production: Firm
Post Producer: Eloïse Rey / Julie Perrono / Coralie Duarte
Colourist: Muriel Archambaud
VFX Supervisor: Jonathan Lagache / Benoit Revilliod
Matte Painting: David Brochard
Sound Designer: Thomas Gabriel
Genres: Music performance, People
Categories: Music video, Short Films and Music VideosBold, Tue, 10 Mar 2020 10:27:35 GMT