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13 March 2020

Walls (ft. Boats)

by Andrew MacGregor

Mild Minds: “Walls (ft. Boats)” - 4 mins 15s

This fragmentary promo for ‘Walls’ by Mild Minds depicts a father and daughter forced to live on the streets through unknown circumstances. Rather than adopt a prosaic or straightforward approach, director Colin Read uses canny scene transitions and a neat day/night cycle to convey the duo’s fraught existence.

Thus, Read and DP Andrew Maso deliver a slide show with a twist, as the protagonists bleed into scenes of repose, panic, and elation. The result is an effective blend of emotion and technical wizardry, which suits the track's own mix of warm vocals and finely-tuned electronica. Protective parents may be in for a tough watch though.

Film Production: UNIT9 Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Colin Read Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Francesco Rizzo
Executive Producer: Giacomo Vigliar
Cinematographer: Andrew Maso

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