South African directs viral Skrillex music video
Egg Films Terence Neale directed the music video for Ragga Bomb, Skrillexs collaboration with British jungle pioneers Ragga Twins.
Shot in December in Hillbrow, Alex and Johannesburg CBD, the video was released last night and has already been featured everywhere from Pitchfork to Rolling Stone.
Ragga Bomb takes you into a post-apocalyptic turf war, complete with trolley-surfing scavengers, glow-in-the-dark dancehall, and a final fight sequence you won’t see coming.
The Guardian called it a genuinely great music video… that’ll probably give George Lucas a hernia and Stereogum said its visually arresting as all hell. Ragga Bomb has racked up over half a million views in its first 16 hours online.
Terence had been asked to pitch on the music video as a result of his work with Ninja on Die Antwoords music video for Babys On Fire. The original brief was completely open; the only words they used were dark and dancey, laughs producer Rozanne Rocha-Gray. So everything you see is Terences imagination.
Terence is best known as a top commercials director, but Rozanne admits Ragga Bomb didnt have an commercials budget, so praised the cast and crew who made it possible. It was a real labour of love for everyone involved; they all came to the party to make it happen.
Watch and embed Ragga Bomb at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eJDTcDUQxQ.
To see more of Terences work, visit http://www.eggfilms.tv/directors/terence-neale/.
Production Company – Egg Films
Director – Terence Neale
Executive Producer – Colin Howard
Producer – Rozanne Rocha-Gray
Line Producer – Devi Lazanas
DP – Michael Ragen
Art Direction – Michael Linders + Wendy Fredrikson
Costume Design – Elmi Badenhorst + Richard de Jager + Sandra Smit
Choreographer – David Mathamela
Editor – Evy Katz, Left Post Production
Colourist – Craig Simonetti, Pudding
Visual Effects and Online Supervisor – Jean du Plessis, Blade Works Post Production & BFX
Camera and Grips Equipment – Panavision
Lighting Equipment – Media Film Service
Casting: Kevin Gray
ABOUT EGG FILMS
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By: Kevin Kriedemann