Scorcher 'No One Else' by Chris Ranson
Chris Ranson directs Scorcher's No One Else video, about the hip-hop artist's troubled relationship with a beautiful girl – played by Hanako Footman.
"The video came about after Scorcher saw one of my previous videos and sent me the track and asked me to come up with some ideas. From the beginning Scorcher and I had an almost identical idea of how the video should be and he trusted me enough to just get on with it. I knew I wanted the video to have a kind of fractured/ dystopian feel to it, as though this girl was lost and was trying to make her way back to something so Stefan (dop) and I spent a lot of time recceing places to find that. We settled on the futuristic architecture of the Barbican and the bright lights of Chinatown.
"We used an actress called Hanako Footman as the female lead who I thought was perfect. She totally got the idea straight away and really made the direction quite easy. There's a couple of scenes we didn't use where we had her and Scorcher (who is also a talented actor) improvising an argument which was a joy to watch. They both were amazing.
"I've always loved Blade Runner too so tried to hint a bit at that, which was made easier by the amazing stylist we had, Riya Hollings. Our colourist Lewis Crossfield @ Electric theatre Collective did a remarkable job too. I can't thank him and Stefan Yap enough for making it look so good."
|Production Company||The Collective|
|Director of Photography||Stefan Yap|
|Focus Puller||Arran Green|
|Grading company||Electric Theatre Collective|
|Lead actor||Hanako Rose Footman|
|Director's Representation||The Collective|
Shot on a relatively small budget, locations included Chris' flat for the party scene and The Wellington club in Knightsbridge (decorated by Damien Hirst himself) for the final frames...
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