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The Green Party Election Broadcast Is a Hilarious Boy Band Parody of Other UK Leaders

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Editors’ Choice: David Cameron, Ed Miliband, Nigel Farage and Nick Clegg form boy band ‘Coalition’ in campaign by Creature of London, ACNE and Eclectic. Or do they?

The Green Party Election Broadcast Is a Hilarious Boy Band Parody of Other UK Leaders

The Green Party began their UK election campaign in earnest today, with the release of its Political Broadcast, ‘Change The Tune’, a spoof music video featuring comedians playing David Cameron, Nick Clegg, Ed Miliband and Nigel Farage, the one-time boy band, ‘Coalition’, singing in harmony together.

The broadcast was created by Creature of London and directed by Acne’s Johnny Hopkins, and marks Creature’s second piece of work for the Green Party, after they released a satirical film ahead of last year’s European elections. 

“The Greens are the progressive alternative voice we need in politics. With this in mind we’ve created a broadcast that we hope goes some way to making that voice louder,” says Stu Outhwaite, Creative Partner at Creature of London.

Natalie Bennett, Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales, adds: “For many years the Establishment parties have been singing from the same hymn sheet…The Green Party is offering a real alternative to business-as-usual politics.”

Eclectic were approached to help write the music to accompany the lyrics that were written by Creature of London. Eclectic’s Colin Smith comments: “The key was to make it sound as convincing as possible. This helps elevate the lyrics and increase their comedy value in that context. You also have to ensure all the comedy and ad libs are in the right place.”

Eclectic’s Simon Elms adds: “A project like this is great to work on. The guys at Creature wrote fantastic lyrics and helping them to find the right composition to bring it to life was an honour and a lot of fun!”

The film concludes with a simple but important message, ‘Get Involved’ and #changethetune. It first be broadcast at 17.55 on BBC2 Thursday 9th April and will be supported by outdoor and social.

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Audio Post Production: Factory

Composer: Colin Smith, Simon Elms

Music Production: Eclectic

Sound Design: Dan Beckwith


Edit Company: Marshall Street

Editor: Gary Forrester

Post Production / VFX

2D Artist: Rich Greenwood, George Rockliffe, Vicki Gordon

Colourist: Simon Astbury

Post Production Company: Unit

Producer: Ross Culligan

Production Company

Director: Johnny Hopkins

DOP: Denzil Armour-Brown

Executive Producer: Ben Clark

Producer: Barty Dearden

Production Company: ACNE


Advertiser: The Green Party

Creative Agency

Account Management: Dan Shute, Katrina Ellis

Creative Agency: Creature of London

Producer: Madeline Smith

Strategist: James Mitchell

Genres: Choreography, Comedy, People, Dialogue

Categories: Political, Corporate, Social and PSAs

Eclectic, Wed, 08 Apr 2015 13:43:28 GMT