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12 July 2021

Flying Visit

by Syd Briscoe

ITV Hub: “The Phone Call” - 2 mins 30s

Actor Richie Campbell and reality TV star Ferne McCann face off in this high-powered outing for ITV Hub. The latest instalment of the platform's ongoing 'Drama vs Reality' campaign depicts Campbell trying to sweet talk his way into a part during a pressured phone call - a task which isn't made easier by his adversary's firepower-heavy intrusion.

Campbell plays his harried role with aplomb throughout the film's two-and-a-half-minute run, rattling off excuses as the 'Grace' set is blown to bits around his ears. McCann's unhinged screaming may quickly become a grating addition to the soundscape, but director Tom Hooper ensures the action-focused narrative spools out nicely.

Creative Agency: Uncommon Ⓟ Ⓦ
Agency Producer: James Faupel
Film Production: Smuggler Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Tom Hooper Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Nick Sutherland-Dodd
Executive Producer: Sara Wallace
1st AD: Terry Needham
Cinematographer: Barry Ackroyd
Production Designer: Eve Stewart
Editor: Russell Icke Ⓦ (Whitehouse Post Ⓟ Ⓦ)
Post Production: James Beck / Magda Krimitsou @ Electric Theatre Collective Ⓟ Ⓦ
VFX Shoot S'visor: Barnsley / Giles Cheetham

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