David Knight - 28th Oct 2008

Tim Mattia has just shot this satisfyingly destructive clip for Red Light Company, based on the classic German flick Christiane F. The kids (well, good-looking young people) return to school (or is it uni) for a bit of punk-style smash-it-up.

Ross McLennan, nominated at the MVAs for his work with Foals on the Red camera, does it again, and a typically excellent edit from Quin Williams.

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Tim's other recent video is this Super 16mm (with added Super 8mm) shot video, photographed by Daniel Trapp, featuring moments of intimacy between Babyshambles' bassist Drew McConnell and Antonia Campbell Hughes, with a Last Supper scene featuring members of The View, The Noisettes and Fionn Regan.

"We shot it all at his house, enlisting the actress and fashion designer Antonia Campbell-Hughes, various band members and south London rappers for the Last Supper scene," explains Tim. "Pete Doherty was due to be one of the disciples but fell asleep just before we shot it. It was decided to leave him to it."

"The song deals with the reluctant breakdown of a relationship - you know, that whole 'courage to change the things I can, strength to accept the things I cannot' kind of situation," adds Drew. "The uncanny thing is the treatment that Tim wrote for the video echoed that feeling of hopelessness exactly, and he wrote it before we'd spoken about the track's subject matter. For me the video shows that something beautiful can come of rot and despair."

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PRO Credits

Credits

Production CompanyBikini Films
DirectorTim M
ProducerHelen Potter
Director of PhotographyDaniel Trapp
EditorRebecca Luff
ColouristSimone Grattarola
CommissionerDaniel Millar

David Knight - 28th Oct 2008

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