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Video: Altham Media Village professionals create 70s Movember music video

Moustached media men created their very own 1970s music video for Movember.

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Moustached media men created their very own 1970s music video for Movember.

Not content with simply growing the obligatory tash, ten staff at Media Village in Altham produced, directed and starred in their very own four-minute video to raise money for the charity.

The team were inspired by the Beastie Boys video Sabotage which is an homage and parody to 1970s cop shows.

Sean Redfearn, managing director at Red-fern media, one of the five companies that make up Media Village, said everyone had “tremendous fun” making the video.

He said: “We set out to raise as much money as we could for the charity but once the moustaches kicked in, the ideas started ticking
over.

“We didn't just want to grow them and shave them off. We wanted to do something fun with them.

“We originally wanted to base it on the famous Beastie Boys video Sabotage but due to copyright laws we couldn’t, so we sourced our own track and created our own storyboard.”

The tongue-in-cheek video was shot in half-a-day around the Media Village offices and the streets of Altham.

It shows staff in 1970s-syle suits and shades running through corridors, performing acrobatic jumps and rolling onto the floor.

Mr Redfearn praised everyone who took part and said it has helped boost their sponsorship money.

He said: “Luckily we have a great team here who were all up for the challenge, and a very talented videographer in-house.

“We have now raised about £650 so far and around £200 of that has come since we made the video.

“I have to say I will be glad to get rid of this moustache, but it’s all been worthwhile.”

Movember is an annual charity event aimed at raising vital funds and awareness for men's health including prostate and testicular cancer.


 

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