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29 January 2019

Say Something.

by Andrew MacGregor


Nasser Baker: “Say Something” - 3 mins 26s

Director Mathilde Nocquet's playful spin on ‘Groundhog Day' sees a young man try (and fail) to seduce a fellow party guest. As luck would have it, he's caught in a temporal loop ala Bill Murray's weatherman Phil Connors.

Progress is slow but steady, with Nocquet turning EDM artist Nasser Baker's refrain of "Go talk to her/Say something" into set dressing. As bedroom posters and graffiti urge the protagonist to make his move, the track's house beat only intensifies.

The end result is a colourful, tongue-in-cheek riff on flirting fails, enhanced by Nineties-saturated production design and some of the loudest shirts committed to screen this year.


Film Production: Odelay Films
Director: Mathilde Nocquet ♀
Producer: Lucinda Hayden
Production M'ger: Sam Fullerton
1st AD: Joe Starrs
Executive Producer: Gwilym Lewis-Brooke
Cinematographer: Francis Lane
Production Designer: Sakara Dawson-Marsh
Grade: The Mill Ⓟ Ⓦ

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