Cat Velez - 2nd June 2015

'Sblood duo Gareth Phillips and Simon Milner of Is Tropical, collaborated with Wolf Alice for their previous video Giant Peach – a humourous music biz satire of arrogant rock stars and their over-eager managers. This time they step away from the comedic form and create this moving portrayal of youth and best-friendship, by shooting real-life friends Tia and Elise. 


"The song is a celebration of best friends. I found out that Ellie (lead singer) wrote the song about her and her best mate when they were cheeky kids, and we wanted to create a video that stayed true to what she was singing about without being totally literal. 

"Shane Meadows’s film Somers Town and the way it presented a relationship between two friends within a moment of time was an influence. Another influence was the work of Terrence Malick, especially the montage scenes of Tree of Life. I also love Lynne Ramsey’s Ratcatcher. She cast actors and real people and creates an atmosphere where the film’s boundaries between non-fiction and fiction are blurred.  

"We were lucky enough to find Tia and Elise, who were friends. We wanted to capture a real friendship so it was a no-brainer to use them, their energy and enthusiasm was incredible. And it was great to make a video that was a contrast to the absurdity of Giant Peach. Fair play to the band for enabling us to capture the lovely and real friendship of Tia and Elise."


Executive ProducerSean Stuart
Production AssistantMelissa Massey
Director of PhotographySam Heasman
SteadicamTom English
1st ADStephen Fylan
Focus PullerMike Hannah
Camera AssistantRowland Phillips
GafferNathan Mattews
Art DirectorDale Slater
Art Department AssistantYasmina Kurunis
Lead actorTia Redden
Lead actorElsie Burns
EditorGareth Phillips
Director's RepresentationLock It In
ColouristThomas Urbye
Grading companyThe Look
CommissionerEd Blow
LabelDirty Hit Records

Cat Velez - 2nd June 2015

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