After a pair of highly entertaining, nicely executed music videos for Nause's The World I Know and Timbuktu's Annie Leibovitz last year, Måns Nyman has honed in …
Timbuktu 'Annie Leibovitz' by Måns Nyman
Swedish director Måns Nyman arrived on our radar earlier this year with his video for Nause's The World I Know, about a dopey outcast that decides try his luck in a dance competition, and defies all expectations. But this experienced director had directed numerous other promos, ads and shorts before that one - including his video for Swedish rapper Timbuktu's track Annie Leibovitz, which won the Best Art Direction prize at the Nordic Music Video Awards last month.
In the video, he creates a playful, wonderfully crafty world where Timbuktu is frustrated at every turn by objects and people - like his girlfriend - turning into flat, photographic versions of themselves. It's a reflection of our image-obsessed society - not just down to the Leibovitz lookalike in the video.
The delivery of the idea is charming throughout, fully meriting that Art Direction prize - won by Måns Nyman himself. And there's a winning performance too by his fellow Swedish director Alexandra Dahlström.
|Production Company||Romantics Anonymous|
|Executive Producer||Måns Nyman|
|1st AD||Isabelle Kågström|
|Director of Photography||Niklas Panthell|
|Focus Puller||Max Larsson|
|2nd AC||Sara Sivesson|
|Art Director||Måns Nyman|
|Wardrobe||Anna Tjernberg, Franciska Svenson|
|Lead actor||Alexandra Dahlström, Anna Rosina Möller|
|Lead actor||Mona Bergström|
|Other credits||2nd AD: Elin Övergard Set Designer: Inca Leionborg Carpenter & Propsmaster: Mattias Sellden, David Andrén, Johan Andrén|
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