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Tickets go on sale today (Sept 18th) for BUG: FULL TIME HOBBY – a celebration of the highly creative and diverse music video output of one of the UK’s most respected indie labels, currently celebrating its 10th anniversary, to take place at on Monday, October 13th.
Luke Monaghan, director of videos for Sam Smith, Disclosure, A$AP Rocky and others, and also a series of acclaimed short documentaries, has joined Riff Raff Films for music video and commercial representation in the UK.
In Imogen Murphy's film for Son Lux's Lost It To Trying..., a couple appear to be bidding an emotional farewell to each other – and so they are. In a symbol of their disintegrating relationship, they begin to drag big weights through the forest...
Tom Palliser takes a look at the dangers of getting on your bike for Me For Queen's White Bike – a reference to the Ghost Bikes around London and elsewhere, that commemorate a cyclist who has died or been injured.
Alexander Brown has brought together the greatest collection of retro phones you'll ever see in his video for La Roux's massively catchy Kiss And Not Tell.
Based around the phone sex industry's heyday in the 90s (although, as it's La Roux, it feels like the 80s) Ellie La Roux enjoys herself as a secret caller, in which her true influence is eventually displayed in rainbow colours.
Daniel Broadley has recreated the moon in all its glory for Mallory Knox's Shout At The Moon. With the band performing in front of the version of Earth's satellite created by Daniel and his crew in the studio, the emotions of the track are conveyed through the feisty female character, played by Samantha Schnitzler.
Joe Marcantonio has created a sexy fantasy story with bite for TC's Everything For A Reason: a salaryman discovers a gateway to paradise and the gorgeous babe of his dreams (wearing the smallest bikini in the history of music videos) by taking a dunk in his bath.
The fith episode from iamamiwhoami's audiovisual series BLUE directed by Wave.
The video for Talinn-based Evestus's No God is an atmospheric, extravagantly styled and art directed work by the Estonian industrial rock star's regular collaborator – talented photographer, director and virtually one-woman film crew, Grete 'Stitch' Laus.
Legendary Frankie Goes To Hollywood singer Holly Johnson's new single In And Out Of Love - almost 30 years on from Frankie's The Power Of Love – has inspired a heartwarmer of a music video directed by Chris Shepherd focussing on the timeless fun generated by that precursor of the selfie, the photo booth.
Zack Spiger went to Ibiza to shoot a NOWNESS-commissioned film for The Dove & The Wolf's The Words You Said, and the upshot is a stunningly beautiful video - arguably one of the most seductive videos ever made on the island.
Some of the best directors making music videos had their work featured at BUG 44 on September 12th – including Hiro Murai, Martin de Thurah, Nabil, Daniel Wolfe and Sophie Muller - in the show hosted at the BFI Southbank by the wonderfully witty Mark Watson.