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The Murder Capital
'Ethel'
22 November 2022 4 mins 48s

There's a claustrophobic quality to this promo for The Murder Capital's 'Ethel'. The drama centres on a well-to-do family who take an unhealthy interest in their housemaid, slyly eager for her to finish dinner and the washing-up as soon as possible. When everyone retires to the living room, her most important 'duty' is revealed.

The result shares DNA with director Maxim Kelly's recent promo for Belief, where a mute elf breaks into a fervent dance routine. The housemaid does the same here, but the power dynamics make 'Ethel' feel like a piece of French or South Korean cinema.

Anchored by The Murder Capital's sinewy new track, the film draws you in and locks the door behind you. Thanks to Kelly's assured touch, there's no inclination to leave.

Product Category: Promos

Territory: UK



Caviar
Director: Maxim Kelly
Producer: Sam Katz
EP: Eleri Evans
DOP: Oliver Ford
Choreography: Arran Green
Trim
Editor: Vid Price
Black Kite Studios
Colourist: Thomas Mangham

  The Murder Capital - 'Ethel'


The Murder Capital
'Ethel'
22 November 2022 4 mins 48s

There's a claustrophobic quality to this promo for The Murder Capital's 'Ethel'. The drama centres on a well-to-do family who take an unhealthy interest in their housemaid, slyly eager for her to finish dinner and the washing-up as soon as possible. When everyone retires to the living room, her most important 'duty' is revealed.

The result shares DNA with director Maxim Kelly's recent promo for Belief, where a mute elf breaks into a fervent dance routine. The housemaid does the same here, but the power dynamics make 'Ethel' feel like a piece of French or South Korean cinema.

Anchored by The Murder Capital's sinewy new track, the film draws you in and locks the door behind you. Thanks to Kelly's assured touch, there's no inclination to leave.

Product Category: Promos

Territory: UK



Caviar
Director: Maxim Kelly
Producer: Sam Katz
EP: Eleri Evans
DOP: Oliver Ford
Choreography: Arran Green
Trim
Editor: Vid Price
Black Kite Studios
Colourist: Thomas Mangham

The Murder Capital 22 November 2022
'Ethel' 4 mins 48s

by Andrew MacGregor

There's a claustrophobic quality to this promo for The Murder Capital's 'Ethel'. The drama centres on a well-to-do family who take an unhealthy interest in their housemaid, slyly eager for her to finish dinner and the washing-up as soon as possible. When everyone retires to the living room, her most important 'duty' is revealed.

The result shares DNA with director Maxim Kelly's recent promo for Belief, where a mute elf breaks into a fervent dance routine. The housemaid does the same here, but the power dynamics make 'Ethel' feel like a piece of French or South Korean cinema.

Anchored by The Murder Capital's sinewy new track, the film draws you in and locks the door behind you. Thanks to Kelly's assured touch, there's no inclination to leave.

Product Category: Promos

Territory: UK



Caviar
Director: Maxim Kelly
Producer: Sam Katz
EP: Eleri Evans
DOP: Oliver Ford
Choreography: Arran Green
Trim
Editor: Vid Price
Black Kite Studios
Colourist: Thomas Mangham