Kasabian 'Stevie' by Ninian Doff
Ninian Doff's dramatic and claustrophobic video for Kasabian's Stevie translates the song's lyrics – addressed to a potential killer – into a futuristic scenario about the creation through relentless conditioning of an indestructible human. And you sense that it's not for altruistic reasons.
Masked scientists experiment on a young boy, who knows nothing else but the dark, starkly-lit room where he goes through a grinding daily routine – and becomes impervious to pain. But ultimately the boy shows he's not simply a completely programmable machine, in a video which grips the viewer as it builds suspense - and leaves us wondering if it is actually set in the future.
And as with his videos this year for Peace and Royal Blood it shows that Ninian - nominated for Best Director at the UKMVAs next month - is getting as good with serious cinematic narratives as he has always been with VFX- and comedy-driven videos.
|Executive Producer||Zak Razvi|
|Production Manager||Max Horn|
|1st AD||Sascha Nixon|
|2nd AD||Jonathan Sidwell|
|Director of Photography||Steve Annis|
|Focus Puller||Mike Linforth|
|Art Director||Joel Rock|
|Post Producer||Cheryl Payne|
|Casting director||Hannah Simons|
|Director's Representation||Joceline Gabriel|
|Other credits||Seamstress: Chloe Holland Runners: Inshra Russell, Spencer Wilson, Tom Wynnborne & Ben Saunders Cast: Hero Boy - Tom Burgering, Hero Baby - George Martin, Hero Toddler - Ted Taylor. Cast: Scientists - Lee Asquith Cole, Duke Dam, Kelvin Enwerobi, Luke Cloud, Philip Harvey & Oleg Kalninsh Cast: New Friends - Ben Wilby, Madison Giles & Ellis Bradley Special Thanks: Panavision & Panalux|
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