Loved Ones 'Weekends Are Ours' by Ian Gamester

  • By Sam Hill
  • Posted On
  • Comments Comment(s)

Liverpudlian band Loved Ones recently managed to bag themselves a free music video by winning the 'GIT Award', a Merseyside music award organised by music journalist Peter Guy from the Liverpool Echo. The winning weight was put on filmmaker Ian Gamester - who directed the video for Kodaline's Lose Your Mind earlier this year - to come up with the goods.

The video followers two 'young in love' campers, who are destined to face a It looks great, but it's the fascinating and eerie story that steals the show. Ian's excellent narrative pans back and forth between the characters before reaching it's chilling and creepy climax. It might be no-budget, but it has certainly got more atmosphere than some big-budget thrillers.

Ian says: "Once crowned winners I met with Nic from Loved Ones. The only direction he suggested was Kill List. I checked out the film, sought inspiration from the more Wicker Man elements of the story and tried to come up with a suitable narrative that could be achieved with a zero budget. So, with a bit of superglue and smoke bombs we managed to come up with something!

"It has an eeriness, especially the second half of the song. The challenge was to create a mood without being too over the top. If the video is a success, then that is largely down to the fantastic performances of Helen and James. We shot the video over a half day in the Wirral, where the Loved Ones are based. Racing against the sunset we managed to get what we needed."

Credits

Director
Ian Gamester
Cast
Helen Webster and James Spofforth

Change or add info to this page.

Comments

  • Prettybird
  • Gas&Electric
  • East London Studios
  • Cut+Run
  • Mastermind Media
  • Uncanny Films
  • CANADA
  • Okay Studio
  • Riff Raff Films
  • Burning Reel
  • Lock It In
  • Division
  • Blur Producciones
  • Radar Music Videos
  • Wanda Productions
  • Passion Pictures
  • Everything is Okay
  • Able & Baker
  • Matter
  • Las Bandas Be Brave
  • London Alley UK
  • Manic Butterfly Productions
  • Defunct Films
  • Marisa Garner Associates
  • Thomas English
  • Work
  • Joyrider
  • Vision Film Co
  • Good Company
  • Forever Pictures
  • Stink
  • FAMILIA
  • OB Management
  • Tom's Music Videos Of Doom
  • Homespun
  • Caviar
  • Loose Joints
  • Free Agent UK
  • Somesuch & Co
  • Black Dog Films
  • Chief Productions
  • Friend
  • Trunk default banner
  • Th1ng/Th2ng
  • Kode Media
  • Bullion Productions
  • Strange Beast
  • Knucklehead
  • Bears Calling
  • Luti Media
  • EPiK Music Videos
  • Pulse Films
  • Colonel Blimp
  • A+
  • The Quarry
  • Untitled
  • Nice Polite default banner
  • Solab
  • HSI London
  • COMPULSORY
  • NTSH London