David Knight - 24th Apr 2014

The first music video produced out of Colonel Blimp's new LA office could hardly be more high-profile. It's for Pharrell, and what's more, it's follow-up to the phenomenally successful Happy... 

But the same spirit that led to the groundbreaking 24 Hour video for Happy by We Are From LA, has led to this massively entertaining, consistently creative and witty video for Marilyn Monroe, directed by Luis Cerveró. 

The former CANADA co-director has already made a big statement with his astonishing video for Liars' Mess On A Mission. Now he's brings all his experience making amazing work with the Barcelona collective into play with a new additional American sheen - brilliant set-pieces, big routines, tumblr-like vignettes - and Pharrell himself charmingly gliding through proceedings, wearing a very big hat.

And lots and lots of girls. Dancers, ordinary girls, a special girl...and Kelly Osbourne, doing a little rap. This really is a superior kind of entertainment - and there's even room for a cameo by LA-based British director David Wilson...

Credits

DirectorLuis Cerveró
Production CompanyColonel Blimp
Executive ProducerTamsin Glasson
ProducerBrian Welsh
Producer CompanyGood Company
ProducerTamsin Glasson
Production SupervisorRachel Straus
Director of PhotographyAlexis Zabe
Production designerTeri Whittaker
Art DirectorBen Whittaker
ChoreographerFatima Robinson
StylistMariel Haenn
StylistRob Zangardi
Stylist (cast)Shirley Kurata
HairYuji Kojima
Make-upOlive Meyer
Make-upRasheeda Raines
EditorLuis Cerveró
ColouristGregory Reese
Grading companyThe Mill
OnlineThe Mill
CommissionerBryan Younce
LabelColumbia Records
Other creditsAsst. Prod. supervisor: Nicci Freeman Prod. Supervisor ‘inserts’: Pepper Carlson Asst. Prod. Supervisor ‘inserts’: Lauren Simpson Asst. Choreographer: Charmaine Jordan Dancers: Khadija Nicolas, Christina Chandler, Brya Underwood, Aye Hasegawa, Ayumi Sasaki, Mette Towley, Jessica Di Girolamo, Jana Thompkins, Jenny Dailey, Marquita Washington, Carlena Britch, Chelsea Wood, Krystal Ellswroth, Ai Shimatsu, Jayme Rae Dailey, Arike Rice, Karen Song, Anthea Young, Clarys Biagi, Alex Clark, Shiva Ware Telecine producers: LaRue Anderson & Natalie Westerfield Additional smoke vfx: Blink Studio, London Blink Studio producer: Matt Marsh Blink Studio: Patrick Hearn, Simone Grattarola

David Knight - 24th Apr 2014

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