David Knight - 19th Sept 2011

James Lees directed this promo for Pam Hogg's new collection in an autumnal Epping Forest. Which is, of course, exactly the sort of clobber you'll be wearing next season for popping down to Morrisons...

"Its great to see what you can do with just a Canon 5D, a roll or two of 16mm, a single handheld light and an amazing fashion collection by Pam," says James, whose currently in the process of talking to new companies for music video representation following the closure of Warp Films' music department. "Pam was also always set on using the Southern Death Cult song 'Horse Nation' which works brilliantly in creating a dark and brooding atmosphere. Particular thanks must go to Darren Baldwin at Final Cut for a considerable commitment of time, patience and talent and the models for their incredible dedication and great attitudes."

As well as this fashion promo, James has also recently directed a publishing promo as well - a 'trailer' for a new novel called BED, written by James's friend and frequent collaborator David Whitehouse, and published by Canongate. The music is by BVill Ryder-Jones - former guitarist and founder member of The Coral, whose debut album comes out on Domino Records in November.

"The trailer was crewed by lots of promo news regulars who I shall remain forever indebted to for dedicating their time and considerable talents for bugger all money."

PRO Credits


DirectorJames Lees
Director of PhotographySteve Annis
ColouristThe Mill
Art DirectorRuth Crawford
ColouristAubrey Woodiwiss

David Knight - 19th Sept 2011

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