Jimmy Brown - 7th Dec 2012

With beautiful photography from Daniel Trapp, Ross Cairns delivers this cinematic 'international' crime caper to partner Pure Love's Beach Of Diamonds. With the band's Frank and Jimmy in the lead roles - and giving very convincing performances too - Cairns contrasts high-tech violence with a palatial, sumptuous setting.

"Shot in Spain over an intense and literally sleepless 48 hours by a crew of essentially two, and then posted over considerably more than 48 hours, fuelled by enthusiasm and Wagamamas," explains Ross. "We were keen to take a narrative approach to this video and for some time I thought that Frank could carry a performance removed from his front man day job. I wrote a short story of two totally conflicting characters brought together by a controlling third party for a heist and then adapted for the video, taking the title and lyrics for further inspiration. I wanted to find a balance, bringing lighter moments to offset the dark stuff.

"It was a crazily compressed window to shoot in, not least because of problems with airport security resulting in missed flights, so we just all got into the groove, worked hard together in what little time we had and made it work. "Post was handled by Prime Focus who I'd spoken to about the idea while practically resident with them on a commercial in the Summer. I shared rushes and they were onboard. Over several weeks, a small but focussed team put in effort and skill above and beyond.

"As well as the video cut, I came away with enough good footage for an extended cut, that's currently sitting comfortably at 10 minutes. The aim is to get that ready in time for the album release in Feb and the band are creating some original material for the score. There's a lot of gunfight sound design going on right now.

"A great project to be involved with, a chance to work with proper talent and to be given enough rope."

Pure Love Beach Of Diamonds (Mercury) Director/Writer/Editor: Ross Cairns Production Company: Shameless Producer: Mikey Levelle Director of Photography: Daniel Trapp 2nd camera: Ross Cairns VFX: James Maclachlan, Andy Maddison @ Prime Focus VFX Producer: Gin Godden Grading: Vic Parker @ Prime Focus Commissioner: Natalie Arnett 

Credits

Production CompanyShameless
Director of PhotographyDaniel Trapp
Camera operatorRoss Cairns
ColouristPrime Focus
CommissionerNatalie Arnett
DirectorRoss Cairns
ProducerMikey Levelle
ColouristVic Parker

Jimmy Brown - 7th Dec 2012

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