Burial’s track “Rival Dealer” has inspired a short film titled Dealer, written and directed by Ben Dawkins. The short centers around a drug dealer in London’s underground, and is the perfect compliment to Burial’s dark and atmospheric soundscapes. The film was made with the blessing of both Burial and his label Hyperdub, which commented:
“Director Ben Dawkins got in touch asking us if he could use ‘Rival Dealer’ by Burial to make a short film that has been inspired by the track. We said he could, and his interpretation is exciting and beautifully made.”
Watch the video in the player above, a true rarity considering Burial does not usually support videos in promotion of his music.