Kylie 'Into The Blue' by Dawn Shadforth
Into the Blue sees the return of the hugely successful collaboration between Kylie Minogue and director Dawn Shadforth.
Dawn's intimate and stylish promo shows Kylie alongside French actor Clement Sibony. With the narrative played out in a variety of formats - DoP Richard Stewart's great work included shooting on the new black and white Alexa, with Mark Adcock's 16mm Bolex as the second camera – we see a very sophisticated Ms Minogue, dressed in Saint Laurent and sunglasses by Bulgari, partying and dressed to kill in London's more upmarket streets...
"I love working with Kylie. We go back a long way. Spinning Around was my first video for her, then Can't Get You Out Of My Head, In Your Eyes, Chocolate and Two Hearts. She is an amazing collaborator and it's always a treat and exciting to work with her.
"Kylie is an incredible performer, she creates magic in front of the camera, she understands direction immediately and is very intuitive, highly skilled and fearless. She seems to have be some kind of in-built radar telling her where the camera and the lights are without affecting her performance. Also she is up for shooting on a London streets, in January, at midnight, in not much more than a pair of tights and still be cracking jokes and having a laugh. If she is excited about creating something, that is what matters to her, and it's infectious. She makes my job easy.
"All our previous videos together had been performance led, and I had wanted, for ages, to do something with Kylie that was less about dancing and performance, more about acting and emotion. I wrote the treatment for Into The Blue this way and Kylie really responded.
"The idea for the video was to connect the emotion of the song with a fragmented narrative that played on the lyrics in an ambiguous way. And so we created this little story of glimpses into the world of a man and woman, a lost weekend, scenes from a film where the context is not quite clear.
"I wanted to show a bit of soul, a relationship that felt authentic and intimate and a side to Kylie people were not so familiar with. I had been inspired stylistically by some early John Cassavetes films and wanted to make something with an improvisational style, a fluid camera, and with quite a pure and simple theme about love.
"We were both very excited to cast the fantastic French actor Clement Sibony and they got on like a house on fire, which made things really easy when it came to improvising."
|Director of Photography||Richard Stewart|
|2nd Unit DoP||Mark Adcock|
|Art Director||Alison Dominitz|
|Stylist||Ellie Grace Cumming|
|Colourist||Jean Clement Soret|
|Lead actor||Clement Sibony|
|Director's Representation||OB Management|
|Special Thanks||Arri Media|
Preparation for Dawn Shadforth's video for Fat White Family side project The Moonlandingz, featuring Rebecca Taylor from Slow Club, apparently involved lead singer Johnny Rocket (aka …
Dawn Shadforth is back with her first music video at new production company home Sonny, marshalling an array of outstanding talent (Robbie Ryan, Alison Dominitz, Mrs Jones and Simon Bourne to name …
Dawn Shadforth hands the irrepressible Sharon Horgan a delicious scenario and magnificent makeover for Metronomy's Old Skool.
Following WIZ's promo for their debut Better Than Love comes this extremely rare outing in videos by Dawn Shadforth for Hurts' second single Wonderful Life.
The second episode of Promonews' new series of podcasts with creatives in the music video …
The UK Music Video Awards for 2021 is now open. And there are more awards than ever in …
Pulse Films have announced the signing of directing duo Machine Operated, who have directed …
Promonews is delighted to announce the launch of its first podcast series The Promonews Podcast - …
London-based animation production company Blinkink have announced the arrival of four …
London-based production company Hello Love has announced the signing of Stella Belle Hex to …