Lots of nice details to this video for Lava La Rue by London-based director Milo Blake (previously featured here). “Magpie” is inspired by Bob Mazzer’s photography series Underground, which documented the eccentricities and characters of London tube life. As Blake explains further:

“We combined this with Lava’s desire to explore the idea of the Black British Punk. Together we decided to look at the broader definition of “Punk” as those who are innovators in there style, art and attitude ranging from early Soundsystem Operators of the 80’s through to Black Punk’s like Polysterene and the Two Tone movement onwards to the 00’s where inner city kids where carving out a new genre called Grime. We follow Lava and “the Magpie” along this journey, finishing on them as the final embodiments of that subcultural evolution, Lava, a leading light of the current crop from London’s scene and the Magpie as the future beyond that. A parallel subplot to this is the social movements and changing of London’s landscape that we feature in the midst of this.”

Check out “Magpie” above and see full credits below!


Director: Milo Blake
Producer: Jordi Estape
Production Manager: Jamie Tarr
Covid Supervisor: Matt Craig
DOP: Rhys Warren
1st AC: Ethan Lodge
Steadi-Cam: Mike Vega
1st AD: Danny Rumbelow
2nd AD: Liam Wallace Cook
Gaffer: Brandon Quan
Magpie: Giselle Massiah
Two Tone, Carnival , Grime: Divine Egbue
Punk, Carnival: Krissie Heliodore
SoundMan: Wulu
Property Developer: Anthony Allgood
Carnival, Train Extra: Nia
Boombox: Theodore Uriah
Extras: Nige, Parallel, Lorenzo, Poppy Ajudha
Stylist: Charlotte Moss
Styling Assistant: Martha White
MUA: Emma Regan
Casting: Cameron Culver
Casting Assistant: Eleanor Shaw
Editor: Arthur Parisi
Colorist: Rhys Warren
Production Designer: Jade Rache
Art Director: Emily England
Art Department Assistants: Jorge Higgins, Dorothy Dee
Josefine Lindmark, Kat Burke
Special Thanks Lou-Lilâ Masson-Lacroix
VFX: Patrick Finn, Renato Solca, Michael Duong
BTS Videography: Elif Gonen
Commissioner: Olivier Massey
Management: Milly Allen
Label: Marathon Artists
Kit: Pro Cam


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