Bastille 'Things We Lost In The Fire' by Naor Aloni

Bastille 'Things We Lost In The Fire' by Naor AloniBastille 'Things We Lost In The Fire' by Naor Aloni
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Naor Aloni weaves an intriguing crime story for Bastille's Things We Lost In The Fire, which transitions smoothly between more naturalistic scenes and dark, dreamlike set-pieces. Naor travelled to Lithuania to create this very opaque, almost Lynchian tale, packed with stunning images.

From the director

Naor Aloni:

"I wanted to create a space that was both cinematic and mystical, somewhere that you couldn't really identify or recognise. I thought that it would be interesting if we filmed in a wide, flat and deserted landscape, but light it as if we were shooting in a studio. We could then play with visual motifs and make it look cryptic and dreamy. 

"The band was touring in Europe on a tight schedule so the real challenge was to find a desert near by. Everything happened so fast that before we had time to think, my DOP Jake Scott and I were on a plane to Lithuania looking for locations two days before the shoot.

"I have to give a huge credit to my producer Sonya and Nordic Productions in Lithuania for getting it done over a weekend of pre-production."

Credits

Director
Naor Aloni
Production Company
FRIENDFRIEND website
Executive Producer
Nico Chavez
Producer
Sonya Sier
Director of Photography
Jake Scott
Editor
Vid Price
Editing company
Family Editing
Colourist
Matt Osborne
Grading company
MPC
Commissioner
James Hackett
Label
EMI Records

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