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VIDEO: Pebble rap is rocking

By North Devon Journal  |  Posted: April 26, 2012

DIRECTORS: Eddie Miller and Rick Taylor made a film called Devon Privilege. Picture: Mike Southon. To order this photograph call 0844 4060 269 and quote Ref: BNMS20120423A-001_C

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A PAIR of film-making friends have recorded a rap music video expressing their love for North Devon.

Rick Taylor from Woolsery and Eddie Miller from Northam, known collectively as Electric Sandwiches, recorded their ode to North Devon last month at Westward Ho! In under 30 days the video racked up more than 800 views.

The two-minute YouTube film sees the duo prancing around the beach with ghetto blaster stereos and eating Hocking's ice cream while extolling the virtues of living in North Devon.

Rick and Eddie, who met two years ago while working at Broomhayes School in Bideford, said they started off making Jackass-style videos for the internet but have now discovered a love for genuine film-making.

Rick said: "At first we made films of us hurting each other for fun. It was a laugh but we wanted to try and do something different.

"We scrapped the camera phones and spent £600 on a decent camcorder which we are still paying for now.

"Edd is a bit of a musician and decided to write a rap about North Devon. I had a look at it and thought it was really good."

The pair fine-tuned the lyrics and then set off to make the music video.

Rick said: "It started out as a joke but turned into something really positive. We've had nothing but good comments about it and we love the way it looks.

"It also sends out a good message. We're very lucky to live somewhere as beautiful as North Devon."

The pair have also recorded two time lapse videos which they are extremely proud of.

Rick said: "The time lapses took us two weeks to record. Usually we would spend a fair amount of our money on beer but we chose not to drink for those two weeks and spent the money on petrol instead."

The pair have big ambitions to make more videos in North Devon, including a pirate-themed romp aboard the MS Oldenburg and an advert for a local lingerie company. They even have plans to shoot a feature length film using local actors.

Rick said: "We've got a rough outline for a comedy film set in North Devon which has a backdrop of teenage heartache. We are always looking for people to star in our movies so if anyone is interested please get in touch."

For more information search Electric Sandwiches on Facebook. VIDEO: Electric Sandwiches - Devon rap

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