David Knight - 9th Dec 2014

Abbie Stephens' video for All We Are's Keep Me Alive adds that special element of music video magic to the band's country house performance, courtesy of picture frames, hula hoops and inner tubes and other surreal devices that give the impression that a parallel universe is encroaching into the regular world. 

ABBIE STEPHENS:

"This track really grabbed me. The lyric 'I hear nothing at all but your breathing' struck me as quite chilling and I wanted to make something that reflected this strange, beautiful darkness. I started thinking about intangible things; things that aren't necessarily there or that we can't see. I came up with the idea of using picture frames as portals into this parallel realm, with the band and the objects that surround them passing seamlessly between the two worlds, the details of which are revealed piecemeal as the portals mysteriously slide over the surface of the image.

PRO Credits

Credits

DirectorAbbie Stephens
ProducerPaz Parasmand
Executive ProducerClaire Stubbs
Director of PhotographyFranklin Dow
Focus PullerWill Hadley
2nd ACRaf Curtis
Art DirectorAntonia Lowe
WardrobeColine Bach
HairElaine Lynskey
Make-upElaine Lynskey
EditorNathan Perry-Greene
Assistant EditorJamie O'Donnell
ColouristHoumam Abdallah
Post production companyJkstudios
VFXArtist Fiona Coveney
VFXJames Kearsley
CommissionerNatalia Maus
LabelDomino

David Knight - 9th Dec 2014

Related Content

video

Jimpster ‘Rollergirl’ by Abbie Stephens

In Abbie Stephens’ video for Jimpster’s Rollergirl (taken from the deep house producer’s forthcoming album Porchlight & Rockingchairs) a woman works alone, after hours in her …

Promo News - 14th Apr 2013

video

Loose Fit 'Table Beggar' by Abbie Stephens

The video combines live action footage with paper stop motion techniques, and over 2,500 live action frames were printed and re-animated to create this spooky, poignant story. Abbie Stephens' …

David Knight - 8th July 2011

feature

The Questionnaire: Abbie Stephens

Abbie Stephens is an innovative music video director from Kent that has recently been making some delightfully imaginative promos such as George the Poet '12, …

Promo News - 2nd Apr 2015

news

Abbie Stephens signs to Colonel Blimp

Up-and-coming director and animator Abbie Stephens, creator of inventive videos for George The Poet, All We Are and others, has been signed to Colonel Blimp for music video and commercial …

Cat Velez - 20th Mar 2015

Latest News