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24 October 2019

The Borders

by Syd Briscoe

Sam Fender: “The Borders” - 4 mins 55s

Having been described in some quarters as the 'Geordie Springsteen', Sam Fender's latest single 'The Borders' tells an emotionally-wrought story about friends growing up and growing apart. The accompanying promo enhances that poignant narrative, as director Thomas James explores a friendship ended by jealousy and mistakes.

The story isn't clear from the start, and this cryptic approach enhances the viewer's sense of foreboding as it slowly becomes apparent that all isn't well with the little gang. That there are only scars (both emotional and physical) left in the end is a poignant gut punch - one which is sure to have intrigued audiences coming back for more.

Director: Thomas James (Black Dog Films Ⓟ Ⓦ)
Director's Agent: OB Management Ⓟ Ⓦ
Colourist: George Neave

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