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rondo mo - arp chime

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All effects are in camera. No VFX used.

Director: Balan Evans
Producer: Scarlett Barclay
DOP: Simon Plunket
2nd AC: Alex Shipman
Camera Trainee: Elena Agulla Gil
Gaffer: Hugh Donnelly
Technician: Alex Michaelis

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just mustard - still

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Label: Partisan Records
Commissioner: Jake Crossland
Prod Company: OB Management 
EP: Sam Holmes
OB Producer: Marija Djikic 
Eye Model: Vanessa Joy Brigman
Director: Balan Evans 
Producer: Ella Woollgar 
Runner: Abra Thompson
Dop: Oliver Schofield 
Projectionist / Gaffer: Matthew Button
Projection assistant: Maurice Button
Mua: Ivan Ivanov
Editor: Dylan Friese-Greene 
Colour: Andi Chu
Colour Producer: Jade Denne

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robinson - watching you

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Director – Balan Evans
Producer – Connor O’Hara

Producer – Jamie Gamache
1st AD – Joe Starr
3rd AD – Camilla Lovegrove
Production Assistant – Rebecca Murray
Cinematographer – Oliver Schofield
1st AC – Chris Hayden
2nd AC – Joshua Dadson
Gaffer – Tim O’Connell
Production Designer – James Middleton
Makeup Designer – Lydia Wars-Smith
Styling – Charlotte Grant
Female Lead – Hannah Dodd
Male Lead – Rory J. Saper
Friend 1 – Daisy May
Friend 2 – Shabano Alshaikli
Friend 3 – Chris Batantu
Artist Management – Rob Turnham
Label Rep – Lottie Llewllyn
Commissioner – Louisa Plumstead
Commissioner – Kat Cattaneo
Director Rep – OB Management
Colourist – Alex Gregory
Editor – Balan Evans
Film Service – On8mill & Kodak

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oh wonder - magnificent

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Director: Balan Evans
Commissioner: Quinn Titsworth
Prod Company: OB Management 
EP: Sam Holmes
Producer: Maya Dufeu 
PA: Savanna Small
1st AD: Ffion Kunz
DOP: Dave Pimm 
1stAC: Akash Tuli-Phakey
Cam Trainee: Evan Davies 
DIT: Kit Kelsey
Gaffer: Tim Jordan
Spark 1: Faye Connor
Spark 2: Gabor Koncz 
Spark 3: Antonis Tsiakos
Art Dept: Sam Storey 
MUA: Madeleine Feeny
Runner: Voy Czarkowski
Runner: Michael Mroczek 
Medic: Zarah Stringer
Actor: Joshua Smith 
Actor: Olivia Le Anderson
Extra: Ariane Mirchie
Extra: Shiraz Khan
Extra: Camilla O’Grady
Editor: Charlie Moreton
Colour Grade: Chris Bell

 

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eloise - drunk on a flight

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Produced by Blend Films
Director: Balan Evans
Producers: Laura Manners & Liam Wallace-Cook
1st AD: Ffion Kunz
Director of Photography: Simon Plunket
1st AC: Rushil Choudhary
2nd AC: Christopher James Orr
Grip: Alex Hudson
Gaffer: Matthew Bohun
Electrician: Oscar Whaley
Electrician: Bert Hurtado
Art Director: Bibi Baker
Art: Tom Jacobs
Art: Harriet Whiteman
Art: Stephen Page
MUA: Emma Regan
Hair Stylist: Tarik Bennafla
Styling: Nathalie Gabrielsson
HMUA & Styling: Kailey Walker
HMUA Assistant: Mia Byrne
Choreography: Nat Zangi @ KZ Creatives
Runner: Callum Fellows
Cast: Hannah Mason, Joe Madley, Yan Yin Yung, Julian Nichols, Jamie Mason, Lucia Priecelova, Kassichana Okene-Jameson
Editor: Laura Manners
Colourist: Andi Chu
Graphics: Kelly Ford
Directors Rep: OB Management



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queen harold

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I was in Sierra Leone filming a project for Freetown Music Festival and I knew I had to capture some of the things bubbling under the surface of this humming capital. Freetown has a unique energy, beautiful, bustling and inspiring.

I had been talking to Kwaku Kamara, a local and one of the production team about the underground gay scene in Sierra Leone. It is through Kwaku that I met Harold and Jiva and after a few conversations we began to talk about what life is like for them and their friends in Freetown.

I was struck by their incredible resilience, joy and determination in fighting for their LGBTQ rights in a country where homosexuality is still illegal. I wanted to make something that simply told their story about strength, life and a need to love freely in Freetown.

Director – Balan Evans
Producer – Lucie Massey
Fixer / Guide – Kwaku Kamara
Score – Nabihah Iqbal

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obioma

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Emmanuel is a drummer and a fashion designer, neither of which is first or second. These two passions support and inspire each other, they are symbiotic, an intrinsic part of his personality. I worked with Emma in Sierra Leone back in 2017, and his artistic force struck me deeply. When I heard he was in the UK for a short time I knew I needed to make a film about this enigmatic creative and how his musical passions feed his fashion label Manikénè and vice versa. This film was made in tandem with a new collection, Obioma.

Here is what Emmanuel has to say about this collection, and what inspired it.

“If you grew up in the southern region of Nigeria, then you may have had your clothing made or mended by a travelling tailor or “Obioma” as everybody calls them. Walking from place to place with their heavy sewing machines and tools balanced on their head. They would pull a string fitted with a wooden bead with one hand which made a distinct sound alerting residents nearby that they were in their neighbourhood and ready for work. Their illustriousness to provide for the people and their loved ones, regardless of the weather and environment, even without an atelier, their hard work is not forgotten. The world is their studio.”

Director – Balan Evans
Producer – Lucie Massey
Director of Photography – Edward Massey
Focus Puller – Sam Hotson
Sound Recordist – Caleb Kunle
Drummer and Fashion Designer – Emmanuel Edwards
Editor – Balan Evans
Sound Mix – Caleb Kunle

Special thanks to Doña and Kodak Film Labs.

obioma

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