David Knight - 23rd Aug 2011

Nabil Elderkin's lovely video for Bon Iver's Holocene premiered on the National Geographic channel - the first video ever to do so - and it's not difficult to see why.

A solitary boy's journey through his surroundings is also a celebration the bleak beauty of Iceland. Reminiscent of those classic Sigur Ros videos by Arni & Kinski, but even more focussed on the breathtaking settings (with some additional post production flourishes for added visual poetry).


Director of PhotographyLarkin Seiple
EditorIsaac Hagy
PostPeter Sauvey, Gustavo BKR
ProducerJill Hammer
Director's RepresentationLark Cre
Production CompanyNE Direction

David Knight - 23rd Aug 2011

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