Tuesday, 17. July 2012 - 3:30 pm
Delivering a beautifully shot, ghostly, timeless gem, un-signed director Andy had this to say about the promo:
“The video was shot at an abandoned RAF base in Hampshire on a tiny budget and was only made possible by the love and dedication of the entire cast and crew who worked tirelessly with me to turn this idea into a reality”.
Keane also expressed delight at his winning entry:
“We loved Andy Marsh’s video for Black Rain. There’s a heartbreaking sense of a young boy’s dreams gone awry, a yearning for innocent times and high hopes, of love and kindness remembered in the face of violence and fear.
Of course, I can’t say whether that’s what was intended at all! But either way the atmosphere of this story fits beautifully with the sense of the song, and even the sense of Strangeland as a record.
“The ghostly and surreal mood of the video also works perfectly with the feel of the music itself – sound and visuals complement each other and give each other more power, which is the ultimate achievement for a music video.”
Black Rain (Island)
Director/Editor/Art Director: Andy Marsh
Costumes: Sally Winter
Camera: Chris Fergusson
Make-up: Francesca Bernardelle
Production: Sian Tomlinson
Location: BH24 Productions
Crew: Tim Clague, Dom Webb, Matt WInter, Rosie Box, Jack Harrison, Johnny Griffith
With Thanks to: The Nightingales, The Winters, Kim Davies, Nick from BH24 Productions, Tania LambChops, the lady that donated the piano and the dude that helped us to move it