Promo News - 7th Apr 2013

Waking up lost and bemused in a strange place is probably not many people’s ideal situation. The man in Mike Lee Thomas’ video for Fossil Collective seems suitably confused by the ordeal – especially when he can’t quite place where he is. Beginning with some ambiguous under-sea footage, our man awakes in a forest and just when he can’t take it anymore, his chilly prison is replaced with another location, provoking a different reaction…

Director Mike has used some great locations and managed to shoot the promo in one day in minus 4 degrees Celsius in the north of England. Producer James Baxter sheds some light on the intriguing narrative: “The missteps and mistakes made in life come back to haunt our exhausted male as the classic story of realising what you had once is now gone plays out here. Combined with the paranoia of finding himself in an unexpected awakening, we follow a confused and desperate man as he slowly comes to terms with his situation before trying to regain some kind of control; despite the outcome not being his ideal scenario.”


DirectorMike Lee Thomas
ProductionJ6 Films
ProducerJames Baxter
Director of PhotographyAdam Scrath
Production ManagerSarah Aranda
Camera operatorJack Sands
DITThomas Patrick
RunnerAndy Berriman
RunnerDavid Hamilton
Lead actorAlex Nicholson
EditorMike Lee Thomas
ColouristRichard Fear
CommissionerJamie O'borne
CommissionerChuck Waite

Promo News - 7th Apr 2013

Related Content


Enter Shikari 'Rat Race' by Mike Lee Thomas

Translating the ferocious pace and energy of Enter Shakiri's Rat Race, Mike Lee Thomas' promo delivers a relentless unapologetic onslaught of paranoia as the band attempt to break free from …

Jimmy Brown - 13th Nov 2013


Oh Wonder 'All We Do' by Mike Lee Thomas

Mike Lee Thomas has produced and directed this powerful internet campaign around the question "What Does It Mean To Be Human?" in collaboration with London-based alt-pop …

Cat Velez - 20th Oct 2016

Latest News