Cat Velez - 12th Mar 2015

What a feat! Frank Borin's music video for The Script's Man On A Wire essentially accepts the challenge offered by the name of the song, and turns it into reality. And although the idea of placing the talent on a real tightrope, suspended over 100 ft above the streets of Cape Town, seems too far-fetched, too dangerous, and too terrifying to be seriously considered, that is what Frank and his team have done here.

Singer Danny O'Donoghue really is on that tightrope, while drummer Glen Power has his back to a hundred-plus foot drop, while guitarist Mark Sheehan stands on the side of a building. Working alongside FAMILIA in the UK and Farm Films in South Africa to realise the vision, the treatment evolved into an epic shoot involving helicopters, technocranes and wirework.

Obviously it was completely safe, but you have to say The Script are a brave bunch (or possibly mad) for even considering doing this stuff. Hats off and big respect to all concerned...  

PRO Credits


DirectorFrank Borin
ProducerSophie Brooks
CommissionerMike O’Keefe
Director's RepresentationAlexa Haywood at Free Agent UK
Production CompanyFAMILIA
Production CompanyFarm Films South Africa
Service ProducerLiam Johnson
Line ProducerAsh Lockmun
Director of PhotographyCaleb Haymann
1st ADWestley Durand
Production ManagerKelly Drummond
Art DirectorAndree Du Preez
Hair & Make-upJenni Kennedy
StuntsLeander Lacey
RiggerSylvain Burke
EditorFrank Borin
Grading companyNtropic LA
PostGloria FX

Cat Velez - 12th Mar 2015

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