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The Promonews Podcast: new episode with Joe Connor out now!

The Promonews Podcast: new episode with Joe Connor out now!

Promonews - 20th Mar 2023

The latest episode of The Promonews Podcast has just been released, with David and Rob of Promonews in conversation with one of the UK's leading music video directors - Joe Connor.

In a career now spanning more than a decade, Connor has directed videos for an eclectic range of artists, and consistently challenged himself to break new ground - even when working with big names, like Coldplay, The Rolling Stones, and in his latest video for Ellie Goulding.

In a wide-ranging conversation he talks about his path to directing, from growing up in Warrington, going to drama school in London - after an accidental interview - and forming his own theatre company; and learning to love film through a job as a cinema projectionist. Then his breakthrough with first promos for the likes of Band of Skulls and Feeder, to his groundbreaking videos for The Maccabees, filming in Myanmar for Elbow, to his poignant video for Coldplay that almost failed to see the light of day.

On the Promonews Podcast - produced in association with Loop Talent - Joe Connor also explains how he explores the boundaries of technology with his Like A Saviour video for Ellie Goulding, by creating a desert in the virtual production studio. Very Mandalorian.

This is the latest episode of The Promonews Podcast: Talking Music Videos. The past year has seen the Podcast interview a range of creatives who are active making music videos right now, including Charlie Sarsfield, Noel Paul and Ali Kurr. Recent interviewees include Aoife McArdle discussing her path from music video director to director and producer on Apple TV+ show Severance; and pioneering music video director Andy Morahan talking about working with Guns 'n Roses, on the 30th anniversary of his legendary video for November Rain.

Other Promonews Podcast interviewees in the past year or so include KC Locke, Sam Brown, Rick Joaquim, Milo Blake, Sophia Ray & Mayling Wong, Fred Rowson, Nathan James Tettey, Kasper Haggstrom, Olivia Rose and Sam Davey.

• Listen to The Promonews Podcast with Joe Connor on Spotify, and other platforms.

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