Cal Gordon directs an action-packed video for Mark Knight’s Nothing Matters – featuring Skin from Skunk Anansie on vocals – which features a man on the run, in a near-future totalitarian Britain on complete security lockdown.
Our hero, played by Oliver Chatham, manfully avoids the gasmask-wearing security forces in both countryside and city, in order to get back to his girl. But the Nothing Matters video comes with an unexpected final twist – and a quite controversial one at that, when the oppressive regime is revealed.
Cal Gordon and the team at Burning Reel made this on a tight budget back last winter in freezing January, shooting in the Brecon Beacons in gail-force winds, and in central London.
Mark Knight ft Skin
Director: Cal Gordon
Production Co: Burning Reel
Written by: Cal Gordon & Matt Allen
Produced by: Joe Elliott, Mike Tyler, Cal Gordon, Bethan Hall-Williams & Matt Allen
Editing & VFX: Mike Tyler
DOP: Nathan Mackintosh
Camera Assistant: Rob Hancock
Colorist: Nathan Mackintosh
Make Up: Simone Karmaray
Runners: Owen Cranshaw, Leo Bellis-Jones
Van Driver: Dean Burton
Cast: Man on the run – Oliver Chatham
Female lead – Polly Eachus