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Editors 'Formaldehyde' by Ben Wheatley

Jimmy Brown - 12th Aug 2013

The video for Editors new single Formaldehyde marks the debut of acclaimed film director Ben Wheatley (Kill List, A Field In England) in the music video genre. 

Shot in Almeria, Southern Spain and using the same film sets as those once occupied by Leone and Eastwood, the script created and overseen by Wheatley features his trademark blend of horror, suspense and surrealism in a homage to the great Spaghetti Westerns of the 60’s.

BEN WHEATLEY

"Out of the blue I got asked to direct the promo for the Editors track Formaldehyde. A lot of directors come up through making pop promos: I didn't. My route in was through advertising, internet and television.

"The pop promo is something I've always been interested in. Music plays a big part in my film work and I've always admired the work of Michel Gondry, Chris Cunningham, David Wilson and Dougal Wilson to name but a few.

"I was very flattered to be asked. I’ve always grumpily maintained that promos were a young mans/womans game (basically because I’d never really been considered to do one!)
So thanks Editors for thinking of me".

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Ben Wheatley
Producer
Claire Jones
Producer
Andy Starke
Production Company
Rook Films

Camera

Director of Photography
Nick Gillespie
Camera Assistant
Josh Longmore

Art

Art Director
Andy Kelly

Wardrobe

Make-up
Charlotte Hayward

Casting

Lead actor
Simon Smith
Lead actor
Tilly Gaunt

Editorial

Editor
Ben Wheatley
Editor
Amy Jump

Grading

Colourist
Rob Pizzey
Colour grade company
Company 3

VFX

VFX

Agent

Director's Representation
Independent Talent

Commission

Commissioner
Sean Mayo
Label
Play It Again Sam

Misc

Production Services
Fresco Film
Sound design
Martin Pavey
Art Department Assistant
Chris Swan
Art Department Assistant
Richard Gommersall
Art Department Assistant
Angel Madeno

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