David Knight - 22nd Apr 2009

Nick Bartleet pulls off a fine approximation of a classic Sergio Leone set-piece for Scott Matthews' new video: a desperate cowboy, in an awful predicament, is faced with a painful dilemma...

It's dramatic and well executed, and Scott provides a brooding, anti-heroic presence too. And like all spaghetti westerns, it wasn't shot anywhere near Monument Valley. Mind you, it wasn't shot in Spain either, but in the unsunny English Midlands.

"We filmed the video in one day, using a stunt horse, birds of prey, a stunt man suspended from a cliff face with poor access and relentless 30mph winds," Nick explains. "Suffice to say it was a challenging shoot for all involved, but with the opportunity to capture something so beautiful. A very worthwhile expedition."

And demonstrating his versatility, Nick has also just directed a more than usually hetero Top Gun spoof for MoS's Star Pilots.

Watch 'Scott Matthews’ Fractured by Nick Bartleet ' here

Credits

Production CompanyPixelloft Ltd
DirectorNick Bartleet
ProducerPhoebe Lloyd
Director of PhotographyEric Maddison
1st ADMarko Fuchs
EditorJames Rosen
ColouristDenny Cooper
CommissionerBob Brimson & Tamara Brooks

David Knight - 22nd Apr 2009

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