Vincent Haycock has directed this understated yet quietly powerful short film for the U2 track Song For Someone, starring Woody Harrelson as a prisoner who is being released from the relative …
Florence + The Machine 'Queen Of Peace' and 'Long & Lost' by Vincent Haycock
Frequent Florence + the Machine collaborator Vincent Haycock, who previously helmed the initial chapters of How Big How Blue How Beautiful series - including St. Jude, What Kind of Man and Ship to Wreck - captivates us with this ten-minute piece featuring the tracks Queen of Peace and Long And Lost.
The short film feels part of the same world Haycock and Welch’s have created for The Odyssey series, although it was shot in Scotland’s lush Isle of Easdale. This consistency is due in part to the continued exploration of conflict through contemporary dance employed to express each facet of the story.
In previous videos, Welch is seen fighting against the painful dissolution of a relationship and what is left of herself afterwards, but this new proposition takes us back into her past, during her formative experiences as a child. The drama depicts the clash of a youthful Welch’s compassion against the violent feuding around her. The raw emotional performance of Welch is artfully set against the striking winter landscapes of Scotland.
The Odyssey is set to cover all tracks in the album through this year and into 2016, and will culminate in a long, chaptered musical film.
|Production Company||Park Pictures|
|Executive Producer||Stephen Brierley|
|Executive Producer||Paul McKee|
|Production Coordinator||Jennifer Barrie|
|Director of Photography||Steve Annis|
|Commissioner||Bob Brimson, Natalia Maus|
|1st AD||Ted Mitchell|
|Creative Director||Tabitha Denholm|
|Head Of Production||Sarah Drummond|
|Fight Co-ordinator||Paul Donnelly|
|Sound design||Tom Paolantonio|
|Director's Representation||Alexa Haywood at Free Agent UK|
|Label||Island Records UK|
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