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27 July 2021

Excuses (ft. Kate Wild)

by Syd Briscoe

Mentis: “Excuses (ft. Kate Wild)” - 2 mins 51s

Misfits actress Lauren Socha stars in this intriguing promo for Mentis's latest track 'Excuses'. Taking centre stage as a DJ with ambitions above her circumstances, Socha brings a down-to-earth quality to a role which could otherwise read as sheer parody: an entertainer confined to playing weddings and children's parties, forever dreaming of a coveted gig in Ibiza.

Director Eoin Glaister balances humour and pathos well here, as the protagonist's daydreams of wild crowds and widespread acclaim are contrasted with the reality of empty dance floors, grinding day jobs, and requests to play 'Baby Shark'. It makes the final reveal all the more bittersweet - not a real wish fulfilment, but perhaps a step in the right direction.

Film Production: Stink Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Eoin Glaister Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: India Bradshaw
Executive Producer: Hannah Bellil
Cinematographer: Ed Hubert
Colourist: Jack McGinity Ⓟ Ⓦ @ Cheat Ⓟ Ⓦ

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