Thursday, 3. April 2008 - 8:35 am
It’s taken a while, but finally here comes another comprehensive snapshot of what’s going down, or coming up, in music video-making right now. It’s a whole lot of things currently in production or just completed…
Between the Eyes: Eran Creevy just shot Natty’s Cold Town for Tim Nash at Atlantic and also Sonny J’s Handsfree for CJ Hassay, while Lee Lennox directed his first at his new home, The Delays’ Hooray for Ross and Emily at Polydor.
Bikini: Phil Griffin has directed Adele’s Cold Shoulder for Phil Lee at XL – featuring life size ice sculptures of Bikini staffers Carly Parris and Jamie Cox frozen in mid-argument! (and here they are, left) – and Eros Ramazotti’s Ci Parliamo Da Grandi for Lulu Helbeck and FilmmasterClip. Max & Dania were in LA to shoot the Wu Tang Clan’s comeback, The Heart Weeps Gently for Safiya Lewis at Bodog Music, and Andy Soup directed Leon Jean Marie’s Bed Of Nails for Carmen Montanez-Callan.
Black Dog: Huse Monfaradi directed Pigeon Detectives’ This Is An Emergency for Luke Selby at Dance To The Radio.
Chrome Productions: El Skid has just shot Johnny Flynn and The Sussex Wit’s Tickle Me Pink for Dan Curwin at Mercury.
Colonel Blimp: Dougal Wilson has directed his second Goldfrapp video, Happiness, for Carrie Sutton for Mute. It’s another goodie…
Draw Pictures: Goodtimes’s new one is Red Light Company’s With Lights Out for Dan Millar at Sony BMG, Three Pronged Attack’s latest is Amy MacDonald’s Poison Prince for Dan Curwin at Mercury, Dirty UK are directing Flobots’ Handlebars for Gina Harrell at Universal New York, and Ben Rollason is working on Robyn’s Who’s That Girl for Carmen Montanez-Callan at Island, JT shot new artist Tigriss’s One Vision for Morgan Khan, and new signing Remi Weekes is directing Honey B’s Oh La La for Mark Lufty at Trax Starz. (Meanwhile, P Tiddy is directing a Motorola viral which allegedly features Polydor commissioner Ross Anderson…)
Factory: Sophie Muller has directed Ting Tings That’s Not My Name for James Hackett at Sony BMG, Scott Lyon has completed Alphabeat’s 10,000 Nights for Nicola Brown at Virgin Records, Karen Lamond is back, directing Seal’s The Right Life for Hermione Ross for Warner Bros LA, and Alex & Liane directed Sam Sparro’s Black And Gold for New Selecta at Ministry of Sound, Karen Lamond is back, directing Seal’s The Right Life for Hermione Ross for Warner Bros LA.
Flynn: Nick Frew has directed Ida Maria’s Queen Of The World for James Hackett at Sony BMG and is now shooting Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip’s Look For The Woman, Alex Hemming shot Beth Rowley’s So Sublime for Cynthia Lole at Universal and Barnaby Roper’s directed The Subways’ Alright for Cara Brady and Charlotte Neal at Warners, while Dan Sully is shooting the new Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong, Where Do You Go, Youth Club’s latest is Go: Audio’s Made Up Stories for Dan Millar and Laura Lewis at Sony BMG.
Merge@Crossroads: Chris Debney will shoot The Music’s Strength in Numbers for Ross Anderson at Polydor, Harvey B Brown has directed Valeriya’s The Party’s Over, and Adria Petty has just completed the US version of Duffy’s Mercy.
Partizan: After their gripping horror for Cavalera Conspiracy’s Sanctuary, Rozan & Schmeltz’s next is Black Kids’ Hurricane Jane for Tom Bird at Mercury, while Nima Nourizadeh’s next video is for Flight Of The Conchords! That’ll be Ladies Of The World, yeah, for Stuart Mayer at Subpop US. (And Nima is about to set forth on a major project for Bacardi that’ll take him all over the world, poor fella…). And Ace Norton has directed Sebastien Tellier’s …
Pulse Films: 32 have just delivered Captain’s Keep An Open Mind for Semera Khan at EMI, and DARYL has shot the latest live vid for The Subways.
Rattling Stick: Ringan Ledwidge makes a return to promos with Elbow’s One Day Like this for Ross Anderson at Polydor.
Static: Dan Fernbach directed Kids In Glass Houses’ Give Me What I Want for Jim Tattersall at Roadrunner
Streetgang: Paul Minor has shot Sandi Thom’s Devils Beat for Sony BMG and Vincent Haycock directed Uh Huh Her’s Not A Love Song for Nettwork