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17 August 2018

Tricks

by Andrew MacGregor


Sophie Hunger: “Tricks” - 5 mins 14s

Rally fans will appreciate this promo for Swiss artist Sophie Hunger latest single, ‘Tricks'. Drawing on the sport's blend of brutal corners and full-throttle teamwork, director Matilda Finn depicts a forest lap with simmering undertones.

Framed by a foreboding wake in muted surroundings, the promo soon roars into life - accompanied by Hunger's sharp vocals and an insistent synth line. As the driver tears by spectators and lush greenery, her co-pilot's instructions are soon left to the forest floor.

At least Finn and DP Ben Fordesman keep a firm grip on the action, with car-mounted camerawork selling the protagonist's blistering drive… only for a jubilant funeral procession to ensure a cryptic ‘victory lap'. Brisk and catchy work.


Commissioner: Natalia Maus
Film Production: Friend London Ⓦ
Director: Matilda Finn ♀ Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Gloria Bowman
1st AD: Vadim Yuzba
Cinematographer: Ben Fordesman
1st AC / Focus Puller: Eugene Bubley
Gaffer: Max Ruban
Art Department: Daniel Dubrovsky
Wardrobe: Juli Levitskaya
Hair Design: Natalia Dankovska
Make-Up: Natalia Dankovska
Service Co Prod: Dasha Deriagina
Grade: Time Based Arts Ⓦ
Location: Ukraine

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