Spencer Young signs to Hello Love
Promonews - 15th Feb 2022
Having recently directed two impressive videos through Hello Love, for Sad Night Dynamite & Moonchild Sanelly and Obongjayar, director Spencer Young has now officially joined the London-based production company's roster for music videos.
Young is an alumnus of the National Film and Television School and Chelsea School of Art, who makes bold and visually inventive short films, documentaries and music videos. Through his work he has displayed his talent for in-camera effects and experimental visual techniques influenced by his background in fine art and his time studying at Chelsea.
In his video for Kojaque's Casio, released last summer, Young turns the Irish rapper into a ghost-like figure by incorporating thermal camera footage into conventionally-shot footage; then in Sad Night Dynamite and South African artist Moonchild Sanelly's collaboration on Demon - his first through Hello Love - he brings the artists together by projection-mapping footage of Sanelly shot in South Africa into a night walk in London.
I have a strong drive to find new and inventive ways to tell stories.
Most recently in the video for Obongjayar's Try, his second video through Hello Love that was released earlier this month, Young combines portraiture, performance and narrative in a dreamlike package, packed with memorable imagery.
"I have a strong drive to find new and inventive ways to tell stories," says Young. "Embracing limitations forces you to problem-solve, and can be a real catalyst for experimentation and invention. I am interested in making films that tap into an emotional truth and a sense of realism, but from a fresh and innovative perspective.
"Working with Hello Love recently has been a wonderful experience, the team have been massively supportive and quick to find solutions to complex and ambitious ideas. I'm thrilled to be working with them and really looking forward to future projects!"
Now based at Hello Love, he will be represented for music videos by Claire Stubbs at Mouthpiece. Finn James, executive producer at Hello Love, says: "We're incredibly pleased to be working with Spencer. His creativity and unique visual style, as well as his down-to-earth, innovative approach are a great match for Hello Love.
"We look forward to supporting him in putting together memorable work that is inventive, ambitious and meaningful."
• Watch Spencer Young's showreel at Hello Love here; he is represented for music videos by Claire Stubbs at Mouthpiece.
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Promonews - 15th Feb 2022