Rob Savage - one of our Directors To Watch in 2014 – has shown further evidence of his considerable promise with his new video for British Sea Power's A Light Above Descending.
Dear Reader 'Took Them Away' by Rob Savage
Rob Savage's video for Dear Reader's haunting Took Them Away is an unusually direct visualisation of the story at the heart of the song, but it still draws from a variety of eminent literary and cinematic sources – from Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird and Ian McEwan's Atonement to Lars Von Trier's Dogville.
The result is a dark, intriguing drama about an unwitting betrayal and embedded racism, which combines film and theatre in distinctive fashion. It's as haunting and emotionally intense as the song, shot in high contrast and played predominantly in slow-motion, featuring some strong performances from the ensemble of actors.
And it comes from a young director who has already won a bunch of awards for his short and touted as a Screen International Star of Tomorrow for 2013.
"The video tells the story of a young girl who misinterprets something she sees and inadvertently causes tragedy to ensue.
"We wanted the visuals to have a theatrical quality, taking place in a black void representing her over-dramatized view of the events, almost as though the action was taking place on an empty stage."
|Production Company||Idle Films|
|Director of Photography||David Mackie|
|Art Director||Katie-Ann MacGregor|
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