Cat Velez - 6th July 2015

To describe Niall O'Brian's video for Foals' What Went Down as intense is something of an understatement.

It stages two high-octane scenes - the first sees a girl swimming ahead of two others, the second features a grim bare-chested man, and a fearsome dog - in which the tension is ratched up, slowly but surely, and pretty much unbearable - and offers up a hell of a final twist. 

And on top of that, it also features a performance by the band - and in particular by frontman Yannis Phillipakis - which can only be described as frenzied. Quite remarkable - and captured for posterity on beautiful 16mm film by DoP Lukasz Zal. Fasten your seatbelts...

Watch 'Foals 'What Went Down' by Niall O'Brian' here

PRO Credits


DirectorNiall O'Brian
Production CompanyAcademy Films
ProducerLiz Kessler
Director of PhotographyLukasz Zal
Art DirectorKasja Soderlund
Underwater Camera OpAleksander Palasinki
Local Production CompanyRadioaktive Films
Local ProducerTanya Solokova
Local ProducerIryna Nepomenko
EditorSimon Hargood
Editing companyThe Assembly Rooms
Post ProducerCat Scott
Post production companyThe Mill
ColouristSeamus O’Kane
Lead AnimatorGareth Brannan
LabelWarner Music
CommissionerJen Ivory
CommissionerSam Seager

Cat Velez - 6th July 2015

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