Peter Perrett 'How The West Was Won' by Focus Creeps

Peter Perrett 'How The West Was Won' by Focus Creeps
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Veteran rock 'n roll rebel Peter Perrett's lacerating critique-cum-love letter addressed to the USA now has a great visual accompaniment directed by Focus Creeps which revels in its old school video aesthetic.

Shot on 16mm, bursting with colour, and with the Perrett performance in East London supplemented by the judicious use of stock footage, How The West Was Won has the weight and the gorgeous look of a Nineties video by Peter Care made on fifty times the budget. 

In a way this seems an unlikely approach for Perrett, with his ghoulish look and leery vocals, but it works a treat. There's great work here by a crew including DoP Nick Morris, editor Megan Thorne, and colourist Joseph Bicknell, in a video that displays the collective effort of videomaking on its sleeve. But the biggest props go to Focus Creeps for the bold vision.

Credits

Director
Focus Creeps
Producer
Aaron Z. Willson
Producer
Callum Harrison
Production Company
FRIENDFRIEND website
Executive Producer
Luke Tierney
Director of Photography
Nick Morris
Focus Puller
Ralph Messer
Editor
Meg Thorne
Editing company
Cut+Run
Colourist
Joseph Bicknell
Grading company
CHEATCHEAT website
Commissioner
Bart McDonagh
Label
Domino
Clapper/Loader
Matt Farrant
Gaffer
Ben Manwaring
Runner
Spike Morris

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