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DARK ENERGY ARE ALL BLOK-ED UP.
1 August 2019

Dark Energy have signed directing duo BLOK for commercial representation.

Comprised of long-time friends Paul Casey and Richard Jobson, BLOK are known for quirky, ornate work in the food and drink sector. With the release of their new short film 'No Weapons', the pair are now ready to show their grittier side.

Written, produced, and directed by BLOK, the film examines gun violence at ground level, scored by Grime MC Novelist's latest track. According to Casey and Jobson, the aim was to create something more than a standard music video.


"When Novelist approached us to work on the promo for ‘No Weapons', we saw a great opportunity to deliver a powerful and important message at a time when it has never been more pertinent," BLOK explain. "Rather than a music promo, we wanted to make a short film with Novelist's music as the soundtrack."


BLOK are like the Coen brothers in waiting and we can't wait to introduce them to our clients.

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This gave BLOK the chance to stretch their dramatic muscles after years of producing more light-hearted commercial fare. Casey and Jobson's goal now is to enjoy the best of both worlds.


Keen to facilitate this is Dark Energy's executive producer, Liz Kessler, who says: "We're very excited to be working with this fresh, talented duo, who can move effortlessly between hard-hitting music videos and their commercial work, which shows their innovative flare for humour paired with striking, Wes Anderson-inspired art direction.

"They're like the Coen brothers in waiting and we can't wait to introduce them to our clients."

You can see more of BLOK's work here at the Dark Energy website. To discuss availability, ring Liz Kessler on 07770 276 896 or email her via lizkessler@darkenergyfilms.com.

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