Rik Mayall and Devilishly Handsome Productions Strive to Make England Noble Again

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Cutting-Edge Creative Video Agency brings Rik Mayall’s England World Cup Anthem to life.

London based creative video agency Devilishly Handsome Productions are proud to announce the imminent release of their video collaboration with Rik Mayall and Motivation Records for the 2010 Official Unofficial England World Cup anthem ‘Noble England’.

Rik Mayall’s 'Noble England' blends an essence of Englishness with Mayall's deliverance of an adapted speech from the famous passage in Shakespeare’s 'Henry V' with "hard favoured force". Devilishly Handsome Productions used state-of-the-art CG tied to striking high definition imagery to work with Producer Dave Loughran in creating an epic music video that beautifully evokes the words and passion of both an iconic English actor and the world’s greatest playwright.

“Making the video was a real pleasure.” said Rik Mayall, “We had a great crew and an amazing Director who really captured the essence of what we set out to achieve.”

“Directing Rik Mayall was a truly inspiring experience for me both professionally and also on a personal level. Rik along with the cast of seasoned stage and film performers created some memorable moments which we were eager to capture on film.” commented Matthew Esterhuizen, director and creative guru at Devilishly Handsome Productions, “We made a conscious, creative decision to invoke the true spirit of Britannia as a personified force throughout the video. Together with Shakespeare, Henry V, Rik Mayall and naturally the St. George’s flag, the video became a visual collage of quintessential English iconography. “

Devilishly Handsome Productions worked very closely with both Rik and Motivation Records to ensure the video truly captured the essence that Rik was determined to convey with his uplifting England Anthem.

“This is the second production on which I have collaborated with Devilishly Handsome Productions and again I was most impressed...” said Dave Loughran, Director of Motivation Records and Producer of Noble England “... but it wasn’t until working on the edit and visual effects that I truly saw the creative artistry and productive talent of a team I shall most definitely be calling to work with on future projects”.

“Working with a comic great and English icon like Rik was fantastic and we are very proud to actively support England's bid to win the World Cup this summer.” said Ben Collins, Managing Director of Devilishly Handsome Productions, “As a rapidly expanding creative agency, Devilishly Handsome Productions relished the opportunity in teaming up with Motivation Records in creating a cutting-edge music video which stands out from the rest.”

Noble England will be released on the 26th April 2010 and is available now to pre-order from all good online retailers.

With a combined background in award winning film and animation projects long time friends and collaborators Ben Collins and Matthew Esterhuizen decided to combine their creative forces and in the late summer of 2008 founded cutting-edge video production company Devilishly Handsome Productions. Once founded, they courted a succession of high profile clients including Diesel, M&G Investments, the UK Government, CNN and many more. Devilishly Handsome Productions provide the full gamut of creative planning services along with corporate videos, commercials, 3D animation and composition, mobile, online & viral movies, post production and distribution in all formats.

For more information about Devilishly Handsome Production visit the website at http://www.dhpstudios.com or call us on +44 (0)20 3008 2409.

For information on creative services, production or brand strategy contact Thembisa Cochrane on thembisa@dhpstudios.com , for partnership, marketing or bespoke solutions please contact John Phillips on john(at)dhpstudios(dot)com.

Devilishly Handsome Productions can be found on Twitter (DHProductions), Facebook (Devilishly Handsome Productions), Myspace (dhpmusicvideos).


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