Tuesday, 30. August 2011 - 9:30 am
“The band came to me with this great track and wanted something dirtier, darker and weirder than previous videos and it just so happened I had been wanting to do something dirtier, darker and weirder,” says James, director of two previous vids for the band, and also promos for Stagecoach, Leni Ward and Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip.
“The idea was to have a story about the band being tormented by a forest dwelling princess/spirit – drawing on some of the imagery in the songs on their Phantom Forest album – who puts the band through a series of bizarre tests and to do a really layered, kinetic and surreal edit to create a sense of the kind of unhinged panic you get in a nightmare.
“The princess is played by Ellie Jones from Norwich band Fever Fever. We shot from 7pm to 7am in a forest in Norwich with one camera and one light, in the pitch dark. We all went slightly mad.”
Princess You’re A Test (Fortuna Pop)
Director: James Sharpe
Producer: Russell Noon
Editor: Owen Davies
Camera: Sam Jordan
Camera Assistant: Sam Hawker
Colourist: James Sharpe