David Knight - 23rd Sept 2013

Suede marked their comeback earlier this year with a triumphant show at London's Alexandra Palace in March - and the video for For The Strangers (the single from the band's new album Bloodsports) is comprised of footage from that show, directed by Ben Lankester.

At the core is the band's frontman Brett Anderson, of course –  as charismatic a performer as ever, and arguably looking better than ever. But as director and editor, Ben Lankester captures the atmosphere and emotion of this momentous gig – a decade on from the band's acrimonious split – and then makes it work as a fully-fledged promo for the recorded version of the song.

That's hard to do well, and he's made a very great job of it.  

PRO Credits


DirectorBen Lankester
Production CompanyThe Progress Film Company
Director of PhotographyMatt Shaw
Camera operatorToby Bennett
Camera operatorMax Brill
Camera operatorMatt Hopkins
Camera operatorAndrew Litt
Camera operatorSy Turnbull
EditorBen Lankester
ColouristJames Tillett
Grading companyMPC
CommissionerIan Grenfell
CommissionerDidz Hammond
LabelWarner Music

David Knight - 23rd Sept 2013

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