Jimmy Brown - 30th Apr 2015

Matthias Lebeer delivers an absorbing, slow-burning short film to accompany Mark Knopfler's Wherever I Go, where a young man (Luke Newberry) contemplates his own life in the evocative setting of Dungeness.

The film is also the winner of a video competition to find the official video for the track. Via Talenthouse, Mark Knopfler requested independent filmmakers create their own visual interpretations of the song, taken from his new album Tracker. Matthias's film was selected from 66 entries to the competition.  

MATTHIAS LEBEER:

"I got the idea for this video while visiting Dungeness. Together with Matthew Beecroft, my DOP, we started to assemble different possible angles to capture a man's mindset/dreamworld.

"Soon we both had a clear view of what we both visually wanted but at the same time I was fighting in my head how to develop a story. That’s why I decided to call the actor Luke Newberry who’s character, and more specifically his eyes, suit perfectly what I was after. I pictured him being on a journey, lying on a bed in a hotel. While time ticks Luke dreams of another weird world. He makes himself ready and dresses up. He looks for someone but can’t find a single person. He continues without ending somewhere.

"Meanwhile a bath is being filled. In my mind the bath is the other person but I think this is open for interpretation. I found out about the competition and loved the song. It is long track but at the same time I got triggered to create a visual interesting world.

"It was a small crew; only a DOP, a focus puller, an actor, an editor, a colorist, myself and of course some favours from others. The music video world is tough but there are many tracks out there which inspire me. I look forward to the next one!"

Credits

DirectorMatthias Lebeer
Director of PhotographyMatthew Beecroft
Focus PullerClaes Nordwall
EditorAnia Smolenskaia
Grading companyLewis Crossfield
Lead actorLuke Newberry
LabelVirgin EMI
Special ThanksJonathan Jones, Alan Witts, Simon Maniora, Wil Ingham
Special ThanksETC, Lizzie Newell & Independent Talent, Colleen And Bob Leatherdale

Jimmy Brown - 30th Apr 2015

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