The Magic Gang 'Alright' by Zac Ella

The Magic Gang 'Alright' by Zac Ella
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Zac Ella's return to music videos for The Magic Gang requires you to keep your eyes peeled at all times.

It may start as a tried-and-tested sitcom trope - son brings girlfriend to meet his parents and have squirm-inducing dinner - but things get progressively darker and weirder. And make less sense as the visual continuity errors start appearing.

So pay attention, and see if you can pick up on all of the purposely-placed continuity errors throughout the video - some really easy, and some really hard. There's a lot - and they're listed at the end.

"Yeah - it’s pretty much inspired by The Krypton Factor’s observation round," says Ella. "This could quite easily have gone down the colourful slapstick route but it drifted into the dark with a sober approach to the cinematography. 

"We was pretty fortunate to get all the cast we reached out to - including Brass Eye’s David Cann and Eastenders’ Maddy Hill - which some’s up the dark-hearted comedy we were aiming for.  That and a bloke in a dress always helps." 
 

Credits

Director
Zac Ella
Producer
Emma Wellbelove
Production Company
Agile FilmsAgile Films website
Executive Producer
Hayley Williams
Director of Photography
Nicolas Booth
Focus Puller
Joaquin Blunt
2nd AC
Klara Rychtarcikova
Gaffer
Salvador Gomez-Lopez
1st AD
Clara Paris
Art Director
Alicia Howitt
Stylist
Taff Williamson
Hair & Make-up
Anna Inglis-Hall
Editor
Laurence Halstead
Colourist
Jack McGinity
VFX
Josh Everitt
Sound Mix
Malcolm Goldie
Director's Representation
OB Management
Commissioner
Alex Burford
Label
Warner Music
Lead actor
David Cann
Lead actor
Maddy Hill
Spark
Nick Leishman
Props Handler
Maura Duffy
Wardrobe Assistant
Abbey Carr
Runners
James Watson, Giselle Hyam, Geraint Morgan, Sebastian Olmos
Cast
David Cann, Maddy Hill, Bret Jones, Julia Rayner, Liam Williams

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