David Knight - 14th May 2008

Here is the second part of a big rundown of new videos, in production or just completed. And this isn't all of them either, oh no...

Annex: Luc Janin has directed The Fratellis' Mistress Mabel for Bob & Tamara at Universal, and Vanessa Caswell shoots the first video for Revere's The Escape Artist.

Blunt: Brendan McNamee has just confirmed Sara Whatmore's Sarah Smile for Marisa Garner at 19 Management.

Intro: Joe + Rollo are directing Dirty Pretty Things' Tired Of England for Tom Bird at Mercury, and Intro have produced a series of virals for Martina Topley Bird's new album The Blue God to support Julian House's sleeve design for the album.

Love: Terry Hall has just shot Paul Weller's Echoes Around The Sun featuring Noel Gallagher for Carmen Montanez Callan at Island, Lindy Heymann has directed another One Night Only video, for It's About Time, for Dan Curwin at Mercury, and Casper Balslev has been confirmed to shoot Ladyhawke's Paris is Burning for Glen Goetze and Carmen for Modular.

Merge@Crossroads: Arni & Kinski directed The Guillemots' Falling Out Of Reach -featuring Sir Ian McKellen - for Ross Anderson at Polydor, Chris Debney directed The Music's Strength In Numbers, also for Ross at Polydor, and Tim Pope directed Italy's biggest-selling female
artist Gianna Nanini and is also completing a film of Neil Young's amazing live show at Hammersmith Odeon a few weeks back. Tim and Neil have been friends of years, Tim is cutting it at Neil's ranch and the word is it will be The Pope's best live concert film since Bowie and Iggy at Madison Square Garden...

Partizan: New Partizan animator Stephane Manel is doing the new video for Chromeo entitled Momma's Boy, commissioned by Chromeo and Kevin Kocher at Nettwerk, Henry Scholfield just shot Newton Faulkner's Gone In The Morning for Dan Millar at Sony BMG, Nima Nourizadeh just finished Flight of the Conchords' Ladies of the World new vid for Stuart Meyer at Sub Pop, and Kinga Burza has made a vid for US newcomer Katy Perry (favourite of Madonna and Perez Hilton) - I Kissed A Girl for Susan Silverman at Capitol. Martin Fougerol (ex-Alex & Martin) is doing the new Foo Fighters's Let It for Lorin Finkelstein at RCA, and Ace Norton's new one is Little Jackie's The World' for Jill Kaplan at S Curve. And Ray Tintori's is making a new vid for MGMT's Electric Feel.

Still more to come...

David Knight - 14th May 2008

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