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12 December 2019

Mistletones and whine.

by Andrew MacGregor

Short Films: “Buck Friendly & the Mistletones” - 1 min 32s

We like to imagine The Fast Show's Louis Balfour would love a piece of Buck Friendly & the Mistletones. After all, who else would tackle Irving Berlin's ‘White Christmas' with a piano, a choir, and, er, a theremin?

That's the premise of this amusing piece of work from director Uncle Friendly, who imbues the 1942 classic with egotistical solos and a professional rivalry that boils over into straight-up violence.

It's the pianist's constant looks to camera that make the scene - his smug smile and debonair bemusement soon giving way to pure rage. Let's see if this triggers a spike in theremin sales before December 25th.

Director: Uncle Friendly Ⓟ Ⓦ (MindsEye Ⓟ Ⓦ)
Cinematographer: Danny Ruhlmann
Art Department: Sam Lukins
Costume Design: Roma D'Arrietta
Hair Design: Margo Regan
Thanks To: MindsEye Ⓟ Ⓦ

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