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The Cut Features: Ivanmore & The Groove Profound (S1E1 Pilot)

This Pilot episode for 'The Cut Features' sees barber Neville interviewing funk-soul artist Ivanmore Profound.

As we get him freshened up with a new trim, he details how he got into making music, who his major inspirations have been and what his goals are for the year ahead.

Stick around for an in-store performance by Ivanmore and his band The Groove Profound, with their version of Maxwell's 'Ascension' (Shouldn't I Realise).

This is a Pilot Episode made without budget. We pulled in a lot of favours from a very small team. We hope you enjoy what we have made and hope it will be screened at a festival this year so we can get feedback on our idea and potentially find someone to give us more backing!

  • Jake Phillips
    By Wind and Waters
  • Neville Watson
  • Jake Phillips
  • 999 THE CUT
  • Neville Watson
    Key Cast
    "The Barber / Presenter"
  • Ossie
    Key Cast
    "Guy with Half a Haircut"
  • Micheal
    Key Cast
    "Busy Client"
  • Jake Phillips
    Key Cast
    "Band Manager"
  • Jake Phillips
    Camera Operators
  • Louie Stewart
    Camera Operators
  • Mishael Holdbrook
  • Amar Perihar
  • Jake Phillips
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Music Video, Short, Student, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Interview, Music, Funk, Soul, Performance, Comedy, Short film
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 4, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    25 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Life
  • Lift-Off Global Network 2023
    United Kingdom
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Jake Phillips

I have been filming and editing music videos, interviews and short docs since secondary school, where I started my own YouTube channel to platform and showcase local musical talent.

I graduated the MAMA Youth Project at Sky in 2019 which gave me the experience and network required to access this work professionally and with the help and mentorship of DoP Spike Morris and subsequent camera teams I have been working as a Camera Trainee and Assistant in Commercials, HETV Drama and Film.

Having now worked on a range of incredible projects such as Atlanta S3, The Witchfinder, The Kitchen and Life & Rhymes, I intend to learn what I can from how the professionals do it, and bring that knowledge into developing my own project ideas.

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Director Statement

I want to see and make more films that showcase the diversity, talent and creativity of people from the African-Caribbean Diaspora in front of and behind the Camera and wish to engage in those productions that challenge stereotypes, provoke and inspire.