Cat Velez - 1st Apr 2015

In October last year, after a five year hiatus, German pop-rock band Tokio Hotel came out with their fifth studio album Kings of Suburbia, whose tracks have been paired with some fresh videos to express their change in sound. Last year, innovative Australian director Kris Moyes had a crack at one with the zany and rather unhinged Girl Got A Gun.

Now, Mattias Erik Johansson has directed this dramatic video of youth in the grips of drug abuse. Adding to the believability, the video was shot in a documentary style, with singer Bill Kaulitz depicted as a downtrodden young man, caught in a whirlwind of parties, sex and heroin. Ultimately selling himself in order to get his fix, this is decidedly a drug-drenched video with a serious anti-drug message.

Credits

HairStephanie Bach
DirectorMattias Erik Johansson
Production CompanyDiktator
Executive ProducerCalle Tidbeck
Production ManagerKevin Krow
Director of PhotographyFredrik Olsson
Focus PullerYannick Zehner
GafferLevent Suzen
Art DirectorTommie X
WardrobeTommie X
ProducerCalle Tidbeck
Make-upStephanie Bach
EditorAnton Skott
Editing companyEagle
ColouristOla Bäccman
Grading companyShort Cut
Post production companyNordisk Film Post Production
Post ProducerMattias Erik Johansson
Lead actorKomet, Tim Futo,
CommissionerBenjamin Ebel
LabelUniversal/benjamin Ebel
Other creditsLocation Maneger: Tim Futo Casting Director: Eliot G Brave

Cat Velez - 1st Apr 2015

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