Cat Velez - 30th Mar 2015

Saman Kesh has been relatively quiet on the music video front since his hilarious/controversial video for Basement Jaxx's Never Say Never, featuring the strange and delightful Twerkbot, which closely followed his brace of detective-style, scene-breakdown, Bret Easton Ellis-narrated videos for Placebo's Loud Like Love, and Too Many Friends.

But now he's back with Kygo's Stole The Show - one of those videos premiered as part of the YouTube Music Awards – and once again it's Saman's command of the little details that makes his latest video for Kygo's Stole The Show stand out. The promo manages to be really charming as well as mightily slick-looking, as it features two dancing extraterrestrials in spacesuits, and perfectly incognito as they crash a fancy dress party.

Comprises excellent dance sequences and great, Spielbergian cinematic shots, Saman has yet again proven himself to champion the art of combining great narrative ideas and brilliant, detailed execution. 

Credits

StylistMichelle Thompson
DirectorSaman Kesh
ProducerGeoff McLean
Executive ProducerMatt Factor
Executive ProducerShelly Townsend
Executive ProducerGeoff McLean
CommissionerLaura Tunstall
Director of PhotographyGuillermo Garza
Production CompanyVision Film Co
Production designerJason Kisvarday
Model makerFon Davis
VFXAlterian Inc
EditorPaul Rogers
Post production companyVarnish
Post ProducerNicholas Carmen
AnimationMarc Steinberg
Post SoundBrent Kiser
Other creditsAdditional Animation: Paul Laberg Astro 1: Ron Myles Astro 2: Olga Sokolova In Association with: Skun

Cat Velez - 30th Mar 2015

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