Rob Ulitski - 21st Dec 2020

Dappy pays homage to life before fame, in Labi Odebunmi's cinematic short film for Intro. 

Touching upon how artists juggle their music careers and personal life, the autobiographical narrative depicts a young Dappy going through life in Camden, navigating the various challenges and roadblocks along the way. 

Odebunmi cleverly contrasts lavish performance setups with grittier, authentic vignettes from the streets, highlighting the hustle that got the artist to where he is today. 

Each character in the story is brilliantly cast, encompassing the emotional rollercoaster of the journey, while DoP Arran Green matches the high-energy concept with stylised lighting and handheld camera movement. 

PRO Credits


DirectorLabi Odebunmi
ProducerShaun Rodes
Production CompanyWow Filmworks
Production ManagerWilliam Tetteh-martey
1st ADSteven Eniraiyetan
Director of PhotographyArran Green
Focus PullerDaniel Deighton
2nd ACHarvey Davies
GafferJazz Bhalla
Art DirectorCarolina De Lemos
WardrobeJennifer Eleto
Make-upAyse Gonen
ColouristChris Bell
Grading companyCreep Post
VFXWe Are Covert
SteadicamBeaumont Pritchard-James
Other creditsCast: Lil Dukki - Adam Bessadi, Cee - Iain G, Lil T - Sian Wildman, Lil Duki Friend 1 - Isaac Baah, Lil Duki Friend 2 - Jayden Limston; Opposition - Brandon Myers, Eman Mensah, Label Executive - Rick Oxley; Junkie - Ryan Crawford, Party Girls - Cindy, Tee Mandem - Elliot, Teo, Shane, Marcel, Dishon

Rob Ulitski - 21st Dec 2020

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