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21 April 2021

A brewtiful world,

by Syd Briscoe

Taylors of Harrogate: “Latte” - 60s

Most of us spend our lives in pursuit of a shockingly small number of things: a family to love, a place to live, and financial stability. Taylors of Harrogate imagine a world in which acquiring those things is as simple as snapping one's fingers - bringing the old adage 'if you don't ask, you don't get' to its logical conclusion.

Director Randy Krallman ensures the action spools out at an engaging pace here, as a woman marries her postman, wins big on a gameshow, and usurps her boss simply by using the magic words. And no, this time we don't mean 'please'.

Her final choice of personal evolution pulls the film further into magical realism, enhancing its whimsical humour and increasing viewers’ envy. After all, as lockdowns ease and the 'new normal' replaces pandemic stress with its everyday equivalent, who wouldn't want to escape to the sea when it all gets a bit too much?

Creative Agency: Lucky Generals Ⓟ Ⓦ
Film Production: Smuggler Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Randy Krallman Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Gustav Geldenhuys
Editor: Matt Pochettino @ Marshall Street Editors Ⓟ Ⓦ
Post Production: Jon Purton @ Electric Theatre Collective Ⓟ Ⓦ
Colourist: Jason Wallis
Composer: Goldstein Ⓟ Ⓦ

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