This has been a busy yr for Dillon Francis.
Since wrapping up his time as Hollywood manager-slash-icon, Skyy Goldwynne, in his miniseries Like and Subscribe again in November, Dillon collaborated with alt-rock group lovelytheband, and collectively they dropped the only ‘Change Your Thoughts’. This melodic indie-EDM fusion was a complete hit throughout Dillon’s efficiency at Coachella, the place he stunned the group by bringing lovelytheband on stage to carry out the monitor, and now, after a whole lot of anticipation, we lastly get to see the music video — and it was effectively value the wait.
“DARTS AND MUSIC WHAT CAN BE BETTER?!” – Dillon Francis
For those who’ve ever sat in a dive bar on a weekday there’s an excellent likelihood you’ve seen a darts match on one of many TV’s. It’s actually all the time on. Does darts even have an low season? Who is aware of. Anyway. For those who’ve glanced at a televised darts event one factor that turns into instantly clear is how completely batshit individuals go for it. It’s wild! Darts followers whoop and cheer like no others, they paint their faces and costume up, it’s a complete spectacle. The gamers (enjoyable reality: darts gamers are known as both archers or DEREKS) even make entrances with cheerleaders and PYROTECHNICS.
Like I mentioned — IT’S WILD.
And this music video captures it PERFECTLY.
Dillon Francis performs eccentric sports activities commentator and hardcore darts fanatic Rick Jambles, and along with assist from the extremely-weirded-out-by-Jambles retired darts champion Jackie D (performed by the hilarious Alison Becker), he takes us on a traditional David-versus-Goliath journey. Besides, y’know, darts.
It’s the Professional Darts Event of the Flowers. The stakes are excessive. All of it comes right down to this.
Dirk Duckland, performed by American Vandal’s Jimmy Tatro, is the pressure to be reckoned with on this league — and it’s wanting like he’s the favourite to win. His competitors? Rookie and former baseball pitcher Maddie Gilmoore, performed by Anna Akana, and though she’s the youngest finalist in event historical past, she’s to not be underestimated.
This sketch-style music video is as charming and intense as it’s comical, and fortunately there’s a “halftime present” efficiency by lovelytheband to interrupt a few of that rigidity. You’ll snort, you’ll cry, you’ll gasp, hell, possibly you’ll even fall in love — it’s darts, something might occur.
Written & Directed by: Brandon Dermer
Rick Jambles: Dillon Francis
lovelytheband: Mitchy, Sam, & Jordan
Dirk Duckland: Jimmy Tatro
Maddie Gilmoore: Anna Akana
Jackie D: Alison Becker
Produced by Um, The Moon Inc.
Govt Producers: Dillon Francis, Brandon Dermer, Jack Winter
Commissioner: Lillie Wojcik
Producer: Jack Winter
Director of Images: Wojciech Kielar
Manufacturing Designer: Justin McClain
Editor: Andrew Wilsak
Manufacturing Supervisor: Magen Ashley Younger
1st Assistant Director: Seth Farley
2nd Assistant Director: Jesse Carmona
Manufacturing Assistants: Marvin Mcnesh, Kevin Murphy, Will Nguyen, Matt Pichardo, Josh Gordon, Mackenzie Yeager, Andy Freedman
1st Assistant Digital camera: Deangelo Harding
2nd Assistant Digital camera: Marques Mallare
B Digital camera Operator: Andrew Harris
Location Sound Recorder: Jack Goodman
Key Grip: Aaron Burton
Finest Boy Grip: Chris Phelps
Grip: Garrett Dorin
Gaffer: Tony Jou
Finest Boy Electrical: Braden Barton
Electrical: Matt Waltz
Artwork Director: Brian Mayfield
Artwork Assistant: Colleen Conroy
Leadman: Derrick La Vigne
Props: Brian Murnane
Stylist: Daniel Selon
Stylist Assistant: Thomas Hauth
Make-up: Linda Marfisi
Make-up Assistant: Brielle Mckenna
Visible Results: Andrew Baxter
Colorist: Ryan McNeal
Sound Mixer: Jack Goodman