Hip Hop Cafe - Short Film

After screening at the BFI London Film Festival and the Boston Underground Film Festival, we're very proud to finally have Hip Hop Cafe online and thanks for the great reception with 150k views on Vimeo and Vimeo Staff pick! The film has now been released on YouTube.

This was a super challenging short to create, conceptually, to our knowledge it hasn't been done before and created issues that no-one had encountered before. We had a great crew and cast and I'd like to thank everyone involved again.

This was a self finnanced film made out of a love of the culture. We would love to make more of these so hit us up if you want to see Hip Hop Cafe 2. 

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Website: www.hiphopcafefilm.co.uk
Instagram: www.instagram.com/hiphopcafefilm/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/HipHopCafeFilm
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Credits

Written, directed and produced by Robbie Samuels
Producers: James Pearcey, Pranav Arya, Russell Would
Line Producers: Romain Richard, Alex Olivares & Patrick Greene

Cast

Jack: Osy Ikhile
Jenny: Carla Harrison-Hodge
Marge: Shola Adewusi
Bonita: Jenny Mayers
Waitress: Ania Sowinski
Waiter: Tom Haywood
Chess Player: Tunji Falana
Hov: Gary Beadle
Mr Dobalina: Masashi Fujimoto

Production

Director of Photography: Andrew Kuchanny
Production Designer: Vicky Hurley
Editor: Paul Boobyer
Costume Designer: Anne-Aurélie Pillet
First Ad: Chris Malin
Second Ad: Sam Bokma
Gaffer: Jim Agnew
Spark: Edward Hiscox

Production Assistants: Claire Nolan & Huw Edwards
DIT: Henri Plint
Prop Buyer: Felicity Wetherell
1st AC: Calvin Day
2nd AC: Abi Hurcomb
Grip: Carl ’Lump’ Dunn
Sound Recordist: Rowan October
Wardrobe Assistant: Hanna Szirmai
Makeup Artist: Jessica Goh
Stills Photography: Cregg St. Rose
Catering: Mamma & Honnie Tang

Post-Production

Titles and Credit Design: Mark One & Bentley Middlewick

Digital Distortion

Pre-Visualisation: Dan Sollis & Phil Trease

Time Based Arts

Post Producer: Sean Ewins
Compositing: Jamie Crofts, Ralph Briscoe
Additional Compositing: Linda Cieniawska
Colourist: Jack McGinty

Vaudeville

Sound Supervisor: Scott Marshall
Re-Recording Mixer: Luke Hatfield
Dialogue Editor: Vincenzo Bosa
Sound Designer: Tom Joyce

Music

Original Music by: Golden Kimono

Dedicated to Nick, a man that loved the music more than most.

Discovery Channel Guru

Every now and then you get to make something really fun. These online spots are to promote a channel change number change to the Discovery channels on Sky. Featuring Masashi Fujimoto, also in Hip Hop Cafe all of the videos are now online on Facebook and Twitter. It's very superrocketman this one, enjoy!

Credits
Creative Director: Lee Healy
Director: Robbie Samuels
Producer Harry Guest
DP: Serge Teulon
Grade: Duncan Russell
Flame: Tom Moreland
Sound: Jamie Thomas

Investigation Discovery Channel Guru

 

Quest Red Channel Guru

 

Quest Channel Guru

FORD S-MAX ST Line

Directors cut of Ford S-MAX ST Line. Filmed in San Sebastien. Special thanks to: Tom Lindsay, Jamie Thomas, Gerry Lindfield & Duncan Russell.

Client: FORD
Agency: GTB
Directed by: Robbie Samuels
Director of Photography: Callan Green
Editor: Tom Lindsay
Sound: Jamie Thomas
VFX: Gerry Lindfield
Colourist: Duncan Russell
 

Prostate Cancer UK

Tug O War is 1/2 spots for Prostate Cancer UK, broadcast on fathers day with Bruce Crompton of Combat Dealers and Drew Pritchard of Salvage Hunters.

CREDITS

Client: Discovery
Creative & Director: Robbie Samuels
Producer: Sharon O’Neil & Katie Ryde
Director of Photography: Andrew Kuchanny
Editor: Robbie Samuels
Colourist: Duncan Russell
Sound: Rowan October, Gez Lloyd, Jamie Thomas

Tomorrow Calling

A Toy dinosaur attack on a support group in Bethnal Green? ‘GGI’ by people shaking inflatable toys. A Pterodactyl POV shot? This gig couldn’t have been more superrocketman if we tried. This is the sequel to last year's Dinosaur Weekend and is the special 2.35.1 edition for Quest TV. Starts 11th July.

CREDITS

Client: Discovery
Creative & Director: Robbie Samuels
Producer: Sharon ‘Nellysaurus’ O’Neil
Director of Photography: David ‘Romoraurus’ Rom
Editor: Ross ‘cylclesaurus’ Hallard
Online: Warren ‘flamearoarus’ Gebhardt
Colourist: Duncan ‘Diplodocus’ Russell
Sound: Jamie ‘Audioroarus’ Thomas

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Golden Age Of The Album

This was to celebrate a season of the greatest albums on vinyl on BBC FOUR

CREDITS

Client: BBC FOUR
Creative & Director: Robbie Samuels
Animator: Steve!
 

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Booze Free Xmas

Booze Free Xmas was for Inside Out on BBC ONE.

CREDITS

Client: BBC ONE
Creative & Director: Robbie Samuels
illustrator: Paul Bentley Middlewick
Editor and Animator: Dan Sollis
Sound: Scott Marshall

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Dinosaur Weekend 2

A Toy dinosaur attack on a support group in Bethnal Green? ‘GGI’ by people shaking inflatable toys. A Pterodactyl POV shot? This gig couldn’t have been more superrocketman if we tried. This is the sequel to last year's Dinosaur Weekend and is the special 2.35.1 edition for Quest TV. Starts 11th July.

CREDITS

Client: Discovery
Creative & Director: Robbie Samuels
Producer: Sharon ‘Nellysaurus’ O’Neil
Director of Photography: David ‘Romoraurus’ Rom
Editor: Ross ‘cylclesaurus’ Hallard
Online: Warren ‘flamearoarus’ Gebhardt
Colourist: Duncan ‘Diplodocus’ Russell
Sound: Jamie ‘Audioroarus’ Thomas

French Athletics Federation 'Fraternite'

Directors cut of ASICS French Athletics Federation. Special thanks to: Ross Hallard, Duncan Russell, Chris Turner, Mike Skrgatic, Mike A and everyone at Time Based Arts

CREDITS

Client: ASICS
Production Company: Knucklehead
Director: Robbie Samuels
Producer: Ben Mann
Director of Photography: Serge Teulon
Editor: Ross Hallard
Colourist: Duncan Russell
Sound: Chris Turner
VFX: Time Based Arts

Hyundai Street League Film

Street League is a charity that specialises in changing the lives of disadvantaged young people through football. Working with disadvantaged youths, it engages with football and education programmes to return participants into work, mainstream education or training. Hyundai sponsored the Champions League as well as grass routes initiatives like Street League. I happy to be asked to make a film to celebrate the attendance of Hyundai’s ambassador, England and Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge.

CREDITS

Client: Hyundai
Creative & Director: Robbie Samuels
Producer: Ken Rodrigues
Director of Photography: Serge Teulon
Editor: Paul Callaghan
Colourist: Duncan Russell
Music by: Max Herman
Sound Designer: Alex Bingham

Poem written and performed by Polarbear

With special thanks to the amazing Polarbear, Smile for London & Mark One Group.

This special edition has huge thanks to Duncan Russell and Freefolk.

 

Flight MH370 The Missing Links

This was a reactive piece conceived and created in only 5 days for Discovery Worldwide a few weeks after the plane disappeared in 2014. It was shown internationally across all of the Discovery territories.

CREDITS

Client: Discovery Worldwide
Creative & Director: Robbie Samuels
CG & Animation: Dan Sollis
Music: Burial
Sound: Jamie Thomas

AWARDS

WINNER: GOLD Promax BDA Global Excellence award, Los Angeles, June 2015 - 'Best News and Factual promo'

The Hunting Moon

It’s not a movie trailer. Its just meant to look like one. watching the exploits of the group of teenagers in Africa made people click on ‘reveal the killers’ only to be guided to a website by Malaria No More UK. The killer is actually Malaria, and it kills 2000 people every day.  

The campaign was endorsed by David Beckham, Andy Murray and Jack Dorsey on Twitter and Facebook and was seen by over 19 million people worldwide.

CREDITS

Client: Malaria No More UK
Screenwriter and Director: Robbie Samuels
Producer: Ann-Marie-Small
Director of Photography: Andrew Kuchanny
Editor: Ross Hallard
Colourist: Duncan Russell
VFX: Matt Wilmshurst, Sheldon Gardner & Mike Skrgatic
Music by: Max Herman

Special thanks to Time Based Arts, Trim and everyone who made this possible. 

AWARDS

WINNER: BRONZE -  Creative Circle Awards, London 2011, - 'Best Multmedia Campaign'
WINNER: GOLD - Promax BDA Awards Berlin 2011,  - 'Best Public Service Announcement'

Dinosaur Weekend

Dinosaur weekend  on Quest with the music from Predator II. What's more to say?

CREDITS

Director: Robbie Samuels
Producer: Alistair McGee
Director of Photography: Serge Teulon
Editor: Ross Hallard
Colourist: Duncan Russell
Sound Design: Scott Marshall

 

 

Piano Season

The Piano season is about to begin on BBC RADIO 3 & BBC FOUR. It was a project that everyone loved to work on & has had a great response from the public. Big thanks to the CG artist Dave Whatley. The music is Chopin Waltz in C Sharp Minor Opus 64

WINNER:  Eurovision Connect Awards, Brussells 2013  'Best use of Graphic Design in a Promo'

The I AM Launch Trailer

The I AM is a science fiction novella currently in development as a feature film. It's written by yours truly Robbie 'Robert' Samuels.

Originally released as a three part podcast, this is the original launch trailer. The I AM is now available an ebook on kindle and as a paperback via Amazon signed paperback copies are available on request.