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|
|1st AD||Ted Mitchell|
|Director of Photography||Steve Annis|
|Commissioner||Bob Brimson, Natalia Maus|
|Label||Island Records UK|
|Creative Director||Tabitha Denholm|
|Head Of Production||Sarah Drummond|
|Production Coordinator||Jennifer Barrie|
|Fight Co-ordinator||Paul Donnelly|
|Sound design||Tom Paolantonio|
|Other credits||Lead Male: Frederick Schmidt Florence Double: Denna Thomsen Young Florence: Caitlin Lorimer Young Frederick: Finn Kelly Young Florence’s Brother: Mikey Hoc Teenage Florence: Kate McLaughlin Frederick’s Mum: Kath Gordon Florence’s Mum: Irene Kane Frederick’s Dad: Owen Abbott Florence’s Cousin: Alexander McCabe Florence’s Uncle 1: Nick Murray Florence’s Uncle 2: Martin McBride Florence’s Uncle 3: Alan Carrick Frederick’s Cousin 1: Danny Main Frederick’s Cousin 2: Barry Irvince Frederick’s Uncle 1: Craig Docherty Frederick’s Uncle 2: Chris McAdam Frederick’s Uncle 3: Sean Taylor Kid 1: George Mann|
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