David Knight - 3rd Mar 2015

Tom Clarkson's video for Jack Garratt's Chemical is a story of teenage obsession, about a girl whose devotion to her favourite pop star is so great, some magical things start happening. At least in her own imagination.

Things get quite steamy, as the girl (Chloe Hannaford) conjures up her teen idol (Levi Matthews) and turns her bedroom into a love nest. But the less exciting reality keeps nudging back into view...   


"I’ve known Jack for a long time now and I’m a huge fan of his work.  His musical brain is this harmonious mess of nostalgia and inspiration that blend together to create something new and Chemical was, to me, a great testament to that.  I really wanted to reflect that in the video…It finds its messy blend between youthful innocence and aggressive passion…which is where you would place this sort of pubescent obsession I suppose.

"We were lucky to have an incredible team working on this to bring it to life.  It was an exciting, collaborative project that everyone who helped out played a huge part in developing and I am so grateful for everyone’s support."


DirectorTom Clarkson
Production CompanyMr. Tom
ProducerAmy Thornton
Director of PhotographyPaul Kirsop
EditorChris Coupland
Art DirectorOllie Tiong
ChoreographerAlexandra Green
ColouristToby Tomkins
Assistant ProducerTobi Coventry
1st ADBen Hsuing
CommissionerCaroline Clayton
1st ACGabriel Hyman
2nd ACJames Holmes
GafferJohn Barker
GripSteve Weightman
SparkRob Pye
WardrobeSophie Howard
WardrobeMy Ossianson
Hair & Make-upSerena Loos
Lead actorChloe Hannaford
Lead actorLevi Matthews
LabelIsland Records
Other creditsArt Assistants: Luke Harcourt & Dave Tincombe Prop Buyers: Caitlin Thompson & Jo Berglund Runner: Becky Thornton-Hogg

David Knight - 3rd Mar 2015

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