The latest from Promo News
The problems of empty-nest middle-aged couples is an unusual subject for a music video, but with this one for Tropics' Rapture, Chris Toumazou takes it on, and does a very impressive job.
Director Sammy Rawal hosts a late-night party amongst the undergrowth on a deserted beach in his inspired promo for Come Over.
With an odd and eerie feel throughout, Rawal turns the party into something extraordinary through editorial effects and creative compositing...
Luke Prior's video for E of E's Stars Of Hollywood, combines band performance with character-heavy vignettes to illustrate the theme of the track.
Featuring a well-cast series of gorgeous, dangerous young things, it's a slickly-stylized, very good looking promo - shot by Bart Sienkiewicz – for the up-and-coming rock outfit.
For the promo to Si Cranstoun's northern soul stomper Never Gonna Let You Go - the third single from his debut album Modern Life - director Geoff Cockwill shoots the singer at London's Cafe de Paris, accompanied by dancer Victoria Tansey, who wears a variety of styles to suit different decades. With skilful editing, this builds momentum to match the fast-paced tempo of the track.
Writer-director Weronika Tofilska has created a portrait of closeness, capturing the natural harmony of three sets of female twins with her video for London band Woman's Hour.
David Lieb's video for Ill Blu's Give Me by David Lieb focusses on a free spirit played by Louisa Lytton (of Eastenders and Strictly fame) who's living in the moment, and getting by on her girlish charm in an English seaside resort.
Shot in Los Angeles and centered around black-and-white footage of Fences singer Chris Mansfield performing in an empty studio - counterpointed with occasional use of stock photography – Zaiba Jabbar's promo for the Seattle band's stirring single Sunburns is characterised by some exquisite light and shade play from DP Dannel Escallon.
A trip to the supermarket and a game of poker are disrupted by a slight case of weightlessness in this beautifully-rendered video for Kiwi hip-hop outfit @peace's Gravity, directed and animated by Frances Haszard & Louis Olsen.
It's another excellent product of the esteemed music video funding programme NZ On Air.
London Alley UK have announced the signing of Courtney Phillips to their director's roster, adding to the presence in the UK of the heavy-hitting production company that opened it's doors in London last September.
Driven by some cool choreography from Aletta Collins – winner of the UKMVA best choreography award for her work on Will Young's Lose Myself in 2012 – directing duo Filmawi & Esrael deliver this flowing video for Walking On Cars' Always Be With You.
Nryn has crafted a hypnotic visual of organic fluid reactions, with a gorgeous spectrum of colour, for Saje's Lost Tonight - and it's about as minimal a lyric video as you're likely to see.