DAVID reviews

25 September 2017


by Andrew MacGregor

Tom Walker: “Heartland” - 4 mins

National pride comes under examination in this story-driven Tom Walker promo. When an underworld courier rescues a woman by accident, they roam town and country in search of peace. It's a tough ask: slavery, shady deals, hostile locals - all black stains on this green and pleasant land.

There is still beauty to be found, however. Director Ollie Wolf and DP Nick Morris capture the countryside's distinctive qualities. We hear little between the two protagonists, but their shared appreciation of the landscape speaks volumes.

A couple of flashpoints pack a punch, but events hurtle towards a hopeful conclusion. As these two find their way, Walker's gospel-tinged track delivers a heartfelt rumination on our aspirations.

Commissioner: Lisa Foo / Hannah Colson
Film Production: Caviar Ⓦ
Director: Ollie Wolf
1st AD: Mike Hogan
Cinematography: Nick Morris
Wardrobe: Jade Kewley / Eleanor Doyle / Daniel Malcolm
Make-Up: Sarah Haines / Janine Gregson
Service Co Prod: Ben Swift
VFX: Richard Greenwood @ UNIT Ⓦ
Colourist: Nick Dalby @ UNIT Ⓦ
Sound Designer: Jamie Thomas @ UNIT Ⓦ
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