David Knight - 25th June 2014

Here's someone you wouldn't want to meet in a dark alley. Davis Silis's excellent video for Circa Waves' Young Chasers is all about a girl with a temper you could only describe as volcanic.

This features a great performance by Chelsea Edge as the girl with a mile-wide mean streak (including strangling a small dog) and a visual effect where Davis throws gritty reality into a graphic illustration of her state of mind - inspired by the work of Beth Hoeckel and Joe Webb. And it all comes together when she arrives at the party where the band are playing... Marvellous.

DAVIS SILIS:

"Youth is explosive. As in, your personality bursts out in every direction with a velocity that only occurs when you’re growing up, and it can take you to some surprising places.

"The idea behind ‘Young Chasers’ was to tap into that sensation in a patently visual way; a young girl becomes increasingly vicious not for any sociological reasons, but just because she can.

"As Circa Waves sonically thunder out, so does this formidable girl. While we see what she does and may ask: ‘why?’ She asks, like every teenager before: ‘why not?’

"It’s exciting and terrifying at the same time. Also, volcanoes are just really, really badass."

Watch 'Circa Waves 'Young Chasers' by Davis Silis' here

PRO Credits

Credits

Art DepartmentAlex Clow
DirectorDavis Silis
Production AssistantPhoebe Longley-Cook
1st ADAndrew Potter
Director of PhotographyJames Rhodes
Focus PullerLuke Cairns
2nd ACBen Marshall
DITBen Marshall
GafferRik Burnell
Sound RecordingXan Marquez
ProducerHannah Gracie
Hair & Make-upAnna Thompson
StylistEsther Rouah
RunnerCameron Wauchope
RunnerEmily Stevens
EditorLeila Sarraf
ColouristPaul Dimond
CommissionerJames Hackett
LabelVirgin EMI
Director's RepresentationLock It In
Casting directorLauren Hedges
Other creditsSpark trainee: Leo Olesker

David Knight - 25th June 2014

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