Editors 'Formaldehyde' by Ben Wheatley
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.
"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".
|Production Company||Rook Films|
|Director of Photography||Nick Gillespie|
|Art Director||Andy Kelly|
|Grading company||Company 3|
|Production Services||Fresco Film|
|Camera Assistant||Josh Longmore|
|Sound design||Martin Pavey|
|Director's Representation||Independent Talent|
|Art Department Assistant||Chris Swan|
|Art Department Assistant||Richard Gommersall|
|Art Department Assistant||Angel Madeno|
|Lead actor||Simon Smith|
|Lead actor||Tilly Gaunt|
|Label||Play It Again Sam|
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