Cat Velez - 31st July 2015

Frequent Florence + the Machine collaborator Vincent Haycock, who previously helmed the initial chapters of How Big How Blue How Beautiful series - including St. JudeWhat 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.


DirectorVincent Haycock
ProducerNick Goldsmith
Production CompanyPark Pictures
Executive ProducerStephen Brierley
Executive ProducerPaul McKee
Production CoordinatorJennifer Barrie
Director of PhotographySteve Annis
ColouristArnold Ramm
CommissionerBob Brimson, Natalia Maus
1st ADTed Mitchell
Creative DirectorTabitha Denholm
Head Of ProductionSarah Drummond
EditorVincent Haycock
ChoreographyRyan Heffington
Fight Co-ordinatorPaul Donnelly
Sound designTom Paolantonio
OnlineKevin Kim
Director's RepresentationAlexa Haywood at Free Agent UK
LabelIsland Records UK

Cat Velez - 31st July 2015

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