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.


"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".

PRO Credits


DirectorBen Wheatley
Production CompanyRook Films
ProducerClaire Jones
ProducerAndy Starke
Director of PhotographyNick Gillespie
Art DirectorAndy Kelly
EditorBen Wheatley
EditorAmy Jump
ColouristRob Pizzey
Grading companyCompany 3
Production ServicesFresco Film
Make-upCharlotte Hayward
Camera AssistantJosh Longmore
Sound designMartin Pavey
Director's RepresentationIndependent Talent
Art Department AssistantChris Swan
Art Department AssistantRichard Gommersall
Art Department AssistantAngel Madeno
Lead actorSimon Smith
Lead actorTilly Gaunt
LabelPlay It Again Sam
CommissionerSean Mayo

Jimmy Brown - 12th Aug 2013

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