Jimmy Brown - 2nd Dec 2011

Ben Lankester takes the emotional Sea Of Regrets by Leeds band I Like Trains and turns in a beautifully brooding promo with a compelling performance from actor Segun Akingbola.

"The video was shot over a week in Brighton, suburban and inner-city Paris, Calais and finally London," Ben explains. "It wasn't easy: our car was broken into on our first night in Paris and we had a brief run-in with the French police on a beach in Calais.

"Most of the budget went into travel and accommodation costs. This meant we shot in France with a crew of just two, with myself, Matt and Segun sharing scummy hotel rooms, while we backed up footage and tried to keep up morale." But the result is a very affecting story, which suits the track extremely well.

PRO Credits

Credits

Production CompanyThe Progress Film Company
Director of PhotographyBen Lankester
Production AssistantLiam White
EditorBen Lankester
CommissionerGraham Peacock
DirectorBen Lankester

Jimmy Brown - 2nd Dec 2011

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