Rob Ulitski - 25th Nov 2021

Director Jim Pilling is back with another episode from the Untidy Soul series for Samm Henshaw.

Following on from Still Broke and Grow - which was set two years before Still Broke - the video for latest single Chicken Wings takes place two years further back still, when Samm's character Sonny is working at his job in Henny's Wings, an American-style diner owned by a hot-headed boss, Henny - who is also played by Henshaw.

As with the previous instalments, the video has a distinctive look and feel that comes from the collaboration between the director and artist, and the 16mm cinematography by DoP Rik Burnell. It's the ideal framing for Pilling's oddball, slightly surreal comedy.

And Henshaw is great again as the loveable everyman Sonny. He's struggling to get his music heard, but suffering various indignities on the way, with apparently marginal control of his own fate - and irritated by the numerous loved-up couples coming to Henny's. But we also get a nod to where he is heading...

PRO Credits


DirectorJim Pilling
ProducerFrancesca Di Muro
Production CompanyVidsett
Executive ProducerJim Pilling
Executive ProducerSamm Henshaw
Production ManagerLucy Dang
1st ADJoe Mulvihill
Director of PhotographyRik Burnell
Focus PullerGabriel Jones
2nd ACTommoye Khan
SteadicamKate Eccarius
GafferJohn Letsinger
Art DirectorBianca Zehra
WardrobeLily Mcmurray
Make-upStacey Fitzgerald
EditorJim Pilling
Editing companyVidsett
ColouristTim Smith
Colour grade companyCHEAT
Post ProducerNicki Coombes + Théa Dagnaud
VFXPeque Varela
Lead actorSamm Henshaw
Other creditsCast-- Chef - Deepak Anand, Server - Jordan Bikila, Server - Gaetan Judd, The Messenger - Winston Hayles, Selah - Hazel Loveday, Friends - Moriayo Kunuyi + Neo Lekhela, Couple 1 - Rebecka Slatter + Francesco Guiglielmi, Couple 2 - Salwa Ghanouja + Beau John Dancs, Couple 3 - Kelly Jane Whitlock + Barrington, Couple 4 - Juliana Barros + Anton, Diner - Oliver Proudlock-John Make Up Assistant - Gracey O'Brien 2nd Assistant Director - Charlie Killick Camera Trainee - Laura Flak Spark - Jed Turner Art Department Assistants - Helen Tomazou, Maddie Rohan Runners - Burcu Gurgur, Imran Sesay Sound Design And Mix - Ben Hensor Camera Supplied By Emmyland Lighting Supplied By Procam Artist Management - JD Management

Rob Ulitski - 25th Nov 2021

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