David Knight - 17th Nov 2008

Always a natural performer in videos, Mike Skinner is now working outside his cheeky chap and drug-fuelled lad about town comfort-zone.

After playing the doting under-pressure family man in Rozan & Schmeltz's Everything Is Borrowed video, here's further evidence of increased range, courtesy of Nez's video for Heaven For The Weather: the motivational life-guru.

The idea is based on one of his favourite subjects, self-help guides, and Nez nails the milieu. Shot at the Mermaid Theatre Conference and Events Centre in Central London, Mike makes a convincing, charismatic, slightly creepy life coach - backed up with the characteristic new age visuals, nonsense graphs and added viddy-wierdness.

However his message is decidedly untypical of the genre: it makes sense. Maybe Mike should turn his hand to proper drama. He'd be a better rapper-turned-actor than LL Cool J, surely

Meanwhile, after his MVA best urban video win with Kano, Nez goes from strength to strength. Next project: Lily Allen.

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Credits

ColouristJames Bramford
Production CompanyColonel Blimp
ProducerTamsin Glasson
Director of PhotographyRoss McLennan
EditorDan Sherwen
DirectorNez
StylistHannah Glossop
Make-upJo Budden
HairYumi Nakada
Art DirectorBen Ansell
CommissionerAlan Parks[/pay]

David Knight - 17th Nov 2008

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