HAMMER AND TONGS GET THEIR FLICKS

The acclaimed makers of the 'Coffee And TV' and 'Pumping On Your Stereo' promo's, among others, are working on two feature films...

HAMMER AND TONGS, the video production company who made Blur‘s acclaimed ‘COFFEE AND TV’ video, as well as promos for PULP, BADLY DRAWN BOY, SUPERGRASS, BENTLEY RHYTHM ACE, MOLOKO and FATBOY SLIM, are in the process of making two feature films, nme.com can exclusively reveal.

Speaking to nme.com earlier today in London (October 4), Garth Jennings and Nick Goldsmith revealed that their company Hammer and Tongs had signed a deal with Channel 4‘s FilmFour to write and direct their first feature, which will mainly feature children and will start filming next year.

Jennings said: “We have always wanted to make a feature film, and for the last couple of years we’ve been developing one of our own. The feature is based upon these little action movies we used to make, when we were kids, with a video camera. It’s early days yet, we’re just finishing off a first draft of the script… It’s going really well and it is something that we are really excited about. It has always been the goal, and it has reached the point where we really desperately want to move into that.”

Goldsmith, who cites the Coen brothers, who made films such as ‘The Big Lebowski’ and ‘Fargo’, as a major inspiration, said Hammer and Tongs have a second movie script completed which is set in space and promises to be bigger than their feature-length debut.

In addition to Blur, Hammer and Tongs also made the Supergrass promo for ‘Pumping On Your Stereo’, Badly Drawn Boy‘s ‘Disillusion’, Pulp‘s ‘Help The Aged’ and Fatboy Slim‘s ‘Right Here, Right Now’. Look out for nme.com‘s forthcoming video interview with the pair, in which they talk candidly about their work with all these artists, as well as whom they would like to work with in the future.