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7 March 2019

Boasty (ft Idris Elba)

by Alice May

Wiley, Stefflon Don, Sean Paul: “Boasty (ft Idris Elba)” - 3 mins 36s

Where to start? Not only is this a properly banging track, the video is brilliant too - inventive, brash, funny, and packed with attitude. Henry Schofield, you are a genius - as is the young actor Brooklyn Appiah.

Indeed, Appiah is a star in the making; bossing the show as he decides mid-manicure to step in for Wiley who's ended up at the wrong airline gate. "Stop talking", he tells Wiley on the phone. "It's childish, bruv." You would want this kid to be your manager too. He's awesome.

Thus begins a sequence of verses from Wiley/Appiah, Stefflon Don and Sean Paul, flawlessly segued with little VFX flourishes, plus a cameo from Idris Elba being as effortlessly divine as only he can be.

The lighting is fantastic - terrific stuff from Kaname Onoyama - and editor James Rose has done an immaculate job of keeping the pace and energy, injecting additional humour along the way.

It's a clip you want to watch over and over - the best sign of a top piece of work, in our opinion - and we've already seen it four times this morning. Kudos to everyone involved.

Commissioner: John Hassay
Film Production: Caviar Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Henry Scholfield Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Javier Alejandro
Production M'ger: Zoe Travica
Production Ass'nt: Daphne Do
1st AD: Tom Kelly / Daniel Smith
2nd AD: Jacqui Moore / Jack Meredith
Executive Producer: Daniella Manca
Cinematographer: Kaname Onoyama
1st AC / Focus Puller: Simon Lakos / Michael Hobdell
2nd AC: Jomar O'Meally / Liam Meredith
Steadicam Operator: Josh Brooks / Thomas English
Camera Team: Finn Sheriton
Production Designer: Oian Arteta
Stylist: Terri Higgins
Hair Design: Lauraine Bailey / Carl Murray (Barber)
Make-Up: Jessica Summer / Emily Engleman (Assistant)
Choreography: Suzette Brissett
Editor: James Rose Ⓦ @ Cut+Run Ⓟ Ⓦ
VFX: James Belch (Lead 2D Op) / Alex Grey (2D Op) / Antonia Vlasto (Producer) @ Electric Theatre Collective Ⓟ Ⓦ
Colourist: Luke Morrison @ Electric Theatre Collective Ⓟ Ⓦ
Casting: Coralie Rose / Kharmel Cochrane
Actor: Brooklyn Appiah

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