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27 April 2020

Hand jive.

by Jason Stone

PSA: “The Handwash” - 44s

Handwashing feels a little as though it was a phase we went through prior to lockdown, so this film by Mike Matthews is a timely reminder of its ongoing importance. Like a lot of filmmakers trapped in their homes, Matthews was frustrated that confinement was making it difficult to make a positive contribution to the battle against coronavirus.

The answer was at hand... literally. And the resulting musical reminder of the importance of basic hygiene is a joyous addition to the growing catalogue of work demonstrating that it's still possible to make engaging films during these testing conditions.

Oh... and wash your fucking hands. Yes. You.

Film Production: Fat Lemon Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Mike Matthews Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Jane Bolton Ⓟ
Cinematographer: Dave Miller / Luke Cardiff
Editor: John Mayes @ Marshall Street Editors Ⓟ Ⓦ
Composer: Lee Baker
Vocals / Music: Lee Baker

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