David Knight - 24th Apr 2014

As you may have noticed, this guy is a bit different. And having a face like a hanging basket is seriously getting him down. Especially when he gets the weed-killer treatment from a girl he likes.

Ehsan B's very watchable video for Mumbai Science's Déja Vu combines fantasy with gritty psycho-drama, as this herbaciously-challenged anti-hero tears up around East London, taking out his anger-management issues on the local populace, from street market goons to Porsche drivers - and then scores some 'fertiliser'.

He's quite a character, and Ehsan's done a great job. Or grape job...


"We follow our grape-faced dude letting off some steam, creating a bit of a stir with every corner he takes. Misunderstood or a bit of menace - even though his actions prove otherwise he refuses to believe he’s a monster - if only someone would take the time to understand him!

"The idea behind Deja Vu was centered around injecting a little mayhem into the mundane. An off-the-cuff semi-improvised story centered around an odd-ball dude with a beautiful deformation, good intentions but a bad attitude. We interpreted the track as a feeling of letting go and losing self-control - even if that meant getting into trouble (over and over again).  

"Our heartbroken, misfit is just pushed too far - the unsuspecting passers by have no idea what hit them as 'beauty and the beast' hits Ridley Road market on a whirl-wind of fast cars, fights and ‘fertilizer’ - someone is bound to wake up with a headache!"

Watch 'Mumbai Science 'Déja Vu' by Ehsan B.' here

PRO Credits


DirectorEhsan B.
Production CompanyWanda Productions
Director of PhotographyLuke Jacobs (DoP)
Executive ProducerCeline Roubaud
ProducerMelodie Roulaud
Production CoordinatorLuke Preston
Production AssistantDouce Ogier d’Ivry
Focus PullerChris McGaughey
2nd ACPaul Mauray
Costume designerJessica Dance
DITDaniel Turner
1st ADCaleb Wissun Bhide
RunnerLucile Bornot
EditorSam Ostrove
Editing companyCut+Run
ColouristHoumam Abdallah
Post ProducerJames Drew
Sound designSam Robson @ Factory
CommissionerTim Beuckels
Artist managementVincent de Boeck
LabelLektroluv / N.E.W.S
Other creditsMonster: Graham Dickson Dream Girl: Louise Williams Woman in the street: Abigail Drummond Elderly Man: Peter Pickering Security Guard: Martins Imhangbe Drug Dealer: Edwin De La Renta Rube boy 1: Luke Preston Rube boy 2: Ayoola O.Ogunrekun Rude boy 3: Kenneth Okisor Sound design Producer: Jack Hallett Sound designer (monster voice): Toby Thirling Special thanks to Eldica shop, Dalston Costa caffe, Liam Campling, Hackney Gazette, Rio cinéma, Factory and all the lovely people of Dalston.

David Knight - 24th Apr 2014

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