The latest from Promo News
The first MusicVidFest, a one-day conference focussing on the business of creativity in music videos, is taking place at the BFI Southbank on Monday, November 10th - the same day as the 2014 UK Music Video Awards – with Grammy Award-winning director Joseph Kahn now confirmed as the event's keynote speaker.
Markus Lundqvist's sombre and intense promo for Interpol's My Desire takes us into the increasingly tormented and drunken haze of a man – played by Frank Grillo, from the movie Warrior – while propping up the bar, with Interpol as the house band.
Receiving its premiere at Harpers Bazaar this weekend, Urban Ström hops aboard the Nice & Polite private jet to film Katherine Jenkins in LA for the promo to her ballad Dreaming Of The Days.
The Swedish director fuses a glamourous performance from Ms Jenkins with a heartwarming tale of a lost love between a young girl and boy who eventually find each other again...
Wayne Adams, enthusiast of ear-bleeding electronic noisecore (or 'gabba') with Ladyscraper, has hung up his pneumatic drill for a while and picked up a guitar to play thrash metal with drummer Henri Grimes as Shitwife. And Wayne has also made this "pretty stupid" lofi animation for the track Golf GTI with his friend Oli Barratt.
It may be stupid, but in a good way...
A tempestuous relationship, swinging from joy to brooding anger, is played out in the exquisite surroundings of Ibiza in Stuart Birchall's video for Sandy Rivera's Bang, featuring April.
It's a great-looking piece, thanks to the gorgeous location, but also by the use of a wide range of formats, from HD to lo-fi lo-res video, and film.
Summer Ghost's Milk - taken from the debut EP Feel4Ever - has inspired this darkly comic video by Jim Archer, set among the amusement arcades and other attractions of Great Yarmouth.
For New Zealand alt-popster Tom Lark, Sam Kristofski has lovingly recreated and gently spoofed the late 60s of swinging London in Auckland - inspired by a rock n roll movie classic, shooting on 16mm on old film stock, and then adding a few touches of period sci-fi silliness for extra fun. Very cool.
Commissioned by Radar, Maya Avidov delivers this split-screen extravaganza for London singer-songwriter Sean O'Neill to partner his pounding, rhythmic Carried In The Wind. Shot in and around London, Maya enhances the beat with a free-flowing montage.
Ollie Murray presents an interesting choreography-based outlook of a couple's relationship for Fink's latest single Shakespeare.
Newly-signed Stink directors Wilkins & Maguire capture the action-packed, heart-rending story of two child jockeys competing in a jawdroppingly dangerous Indonesian bareback horse race - in their music video for Andy C & Fiora's Heartbeat Loud.