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Romain Chassaing Goes Apocalyptic for Kekra Music Video 'Putain de Salaire'

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Romain referenced Alan Moore graphic novels and Blade Runner for the French-Moroccan rappers latest video

Romain Chassaing Goes Apocalyptic for Kekra Music Video  'Putain de Salaire'

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.

Kekra 'Putain de Salaire'
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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: The

Sound Designer: Thomas Gabriel

Genres: Music performance, People

Categories: Music video, Short Films and Music Videos

Bold, Tue, 10 Mar 2020 10:27:35 GMT