Jimmy Brown - 19th Apr 2010

Manchester band Performance, signed to Big Life Management, teamed up with Sam Pilling for their track The Living - Pilling's first proper music video. Dressed all in white, the trio are drenched in nasty black paint over the course of the promo.

"From first listening to the song, the lyrics that really caught me were 'the living are haunting the living'" explains Pilling. "From this I knew I wanted to create two alternative scenarios that represented the two sides of life or living. The most obvious visual representation for this seemed to be 'black and white'. The idea of the 'darkness' encroaching in to light interested me but the song didn't seem to take itself too seriously and I didn't want to get too dark and depressing so I tried to keep my ideas quite playful and fresh.

"This was my first shoot with a professional crew, and although the day ran far from smoothly, I felt on top of everything that happened because I was supported throughout so thank you to all! The band were an absolute pleasure to work with - even after being splattered with over 5 litres of paint, they remained upbeat and still banged out some great performances".

PRO Credits


DirectorSam Pilling
ProducerNeil Andrews
Production CompanyPulse Films
Director of PhotographyStuart Bentley
Art DirectorRuth Crawford
OfflineSam Bergson
ColouristJames Tillett
OnlineSam Pilling
Post ProducerPrime Focus
CommissionerGideon Mountfield
ColouristPrime Focus

Jimmy Brown - 19th Apr 2010

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