ALMA ft. French Montana 'Phases' by Charli XCX

ALMA ft. French Montana 'Phases' by Charli XCX
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Charli XCX was inspired by her own experiences with ALMA, the girl with the lime-green hair, for the Finnish singer's video of party-regret song Phases.

Charli co-wrote the song and after co-directing her own video for Boys with great success (it has two MVA nominations), she takes full directing reins on this one and demonstrates a sure instinct for pop video directing in the classic style.

“ALMA is a total rockstar," Charli told FADER. "Whenever I've partied with her it's been the hardest, most crazy, partying. Whether it's kicking the DJ off, taking over and crowd surfing a tiny bar in Finland or crashing some fancy LA birthday party and forcing everyone into the Macarena — it's always a totally wild time!

"It just made sense to turn the Phases video into an ALMA-style house party with her, her sister, and some of her best friends, and shoot it all. So that's basically what we did.”

Credits

Director
Charli XCX
Producer
Ailsa Vanessa Tapping
Production Company
PartizanPartizan website
Executive Producer
Claire Stubbs
Production Manager
Joe Browne
1st AD
George Nelson
Director of Photography
Nick Morris
Focus Puller
Kate Mollins
2nd AC
Joe Douglas
Gaffer
Elliott Beach
Art Director
Ciaran Beale
Make-up
Gina Blondell
Editor
Ryan Beck
Editing company
Final Cut
Colourist
Oisín O'Driscoll
Grading company
The Mill
Commissioner
Jai Shaw
Label
Virgin EMI
Production Manager
Joe Browne
Production Assistant
Jeanne Scahaise
2nd AD
Sara Rogers
Runner
Ryan Jackson
Runner
Gabriella Lafor
Runner
Ben Bovkey
Runner
Ben Cohen
Trainee
Billy Askew
Grip
Michael Farrell
Spark
Tom Northam
Spark
Ramzey Sabbagh
Rigger
Tony Cardenas
Art Director Assist
Steph Webb
Art Director Assist
Catiana Becker
Set Build
Andy Knight
Stylist
Johnny Blue Eyes
Stylist Assist
Simone Slyvester
Stylist Assist
Jack Davy
BTS
Henry Redcliffe
Service Company
WMA Studios
NY Production Manager
Alex Pearce
NY Production Assist
Anthony Faure
NY 1st AC
Julie Angelo
NY 2nd AC
Tom Van Scoyoc
NY Gaffer
Josh Schneiderman
NY Grip
Patrick Knight
NY Artist Styling
Emily B
NY MUA
Colby Smith
Thanks
Sonali De Alwis
Special Thanks
James Hackett And Ian Carew

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