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17 October 2021

Hit by a Train

by Syd Briscoe

Jeshi: “Hit by a Train” - 3 mins 13s

The Sisyphean grind of life on the breadline manifests in this arresting promo for Jeshi's 'Hit by a Train'. The Coventry rapper is in contemplative mood, offering gritty snapshots of being caught in the cycle of depression, poverty, and using substances to cope: "Cobwebs in my brain/ New day still feel the same/ Feel like I got hit by a train."

Director Duncan Loudon situates this existential crisis on an endless escalator to nowhere, with Jeshi delivering an impassioned performance as mysterious figures pass him by with judgemental stares. It's extremely watchable work, and will hit like a gut punch for viewers who identify with the futile feelings on display.

Film Production: Somesuch Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Duncan Loudon
Producer: Ayo Davis
Executive Producer: Emory Ruegg
Editor: Duncan Loudon
Colourist: Connor Coolbear @ Electric Theatre Collective Ⓟ Ⓦ

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