The latest from Promo News
Alex Southam, director of acclaimed music videos for Alt-J, Chase & Status, Laura Mvula, Tom Odell, Lianne Le Havas, and others, has joined Rogue Films in London for his music video and commercial work.
Art and science merge in this delightful film that uses time-lapse photography to capture the magic of chemistry for Chris Morphitis' soundtracky Where To Go, which is a collaboration between the Royal College of Art, Blinkink - and pulled in the support of Imperial College London for good measure.
UKMVA winner Zaiba Jabbar takes Gabrielle Aplin and co-star Mark Farrant on an emotional journey in this simple and slow-burning promo for Gabrielle's piano ballad Salvation.
Robbie Williams does an Andy Williams, as Chris Sweeney delivers a brilliant tongue-in-cheek homage to 60s/70s American variety TV specials with his promo for Robbie's version of the Mamas & The Papas' classic Dream A Little Dream.
In Will Reid's video for brother-and-sister act Luke & Charlotte Ritchie's Hammerite - their debut single - the camera moves slowly through a cozy, urban family home, but with disturbing signs - the broken glass, the gas hob still burning - that something bad, or even terrible, has happened here. And then comes the realisation that the camera is the POV of a small child...
International production company The Sweet Shop has launched a music video department in their London office, with Chloe Page of Lock It In representing the company's music video directors' roster, including Joel Kefali and Campbell Hooper of Special Problems, Alexander Brown, Noah Conopask, Dylan Pharazyn and The Rumpus Room.
Taking his cue from the lyric 'they say I rap like a robot', Rich Lee portrays Eminem as 80s TV icon Max Headroom in his promo for Mr Mathers' single Rap God.
The hotly-tipped Leeds-based singer-songwriter Paul Thomas Saunders joins forces with Friday for the promo to Good Women.
Friday compliment Saunders' cinematic ballad - turning a simple live performance into something special with very effective lighting, backdrops and on-body projections...
A provocative tale of a young prostitute and her john - who brings her back to meet the wife - for Superhumanoids' So Strange, co-directed by David Altobelli and Taylor Cohen, and shot partly in a gloomy Malibu.
The Barry Horns, the brass-wielding official supporters band of the Welsh football team, have recorded their own version of The Flying Pickets' acapella hit Only You – 30 years after it scored a Christmas number one – and are releasing the song as a charity single today (December 2nd) to raise money for Prostate Cymru.
For the most part this is a beautifully-photographed performance video for Tom Odell's I Know by Magnus Hardner, shot in the atmospheric woods of Mörkö (known as the 'Dark Island'), south of stockholm. But then, once night falls, it ultimately becomes quite spooky...
Two lovers are indiscriminately targeted by thugs in this fast-moving and gritty video for Ruen Brothers' Blood Runs Wild, directed by Marc Bertel.
And with its decidedly downbeat ending, could the next part of the story be in the works...?
Dave Ma serves up a suburban beauty in his promo for Stand Still by Trinidad and Tobago band Flight Facilities.
A young boy - played by Geovanny Champ Martinez - entertains himself as he cleans up the family garage, sorting through toys, old computer disks, cassettes... ending up riding around the neighbourhood aboard a segway...
Danish directors Casper Balslev and Lasse Marinussen get surreal in this bonkers video for the altpop of Rosemary's I Know.
A large cast of creepily made-up characters interpret the soundtrack with dance, drunken hi-jinx and downright oddness...