Cat Velez - 12th Aug 2015

Singer-songwriter and Game Of Thrones star Raleigh Ritchie gets to extend his acting range in the first of two videos for the revamped version of Bloodsport by Shynola, playing a man consumed with madness and revenge at the end of a relationship - but with a darkly comic twist.

Originally from his 2013 EP Black & Blue, Bloodsport ’15 now features a string section that heightens the heavy-hearted feeling of the original track, and the acclaimed directing team - once known exclusively for their animation work, now entirely established in live action - have created a brooding video to match.

Ritchie, in the midst of his despair, is sad, bad, and unpredictable, cutting up his girlfriend's clothes, attempting to flush a pair of red heels down the toilet and fashioning himself a pink balaclava.

And there's more to come in the second video, promises Sacha Szwarc at Speade, who edited both to the same track. "I was absolutely thrilled to work with Shynola on this project," says Sacha. "It was a pretty unique experience cutting a two part story narrative, but to the same song for both videos. More will be revealed in Part 2, but it was definitely interesting working to create harmonious balance between humour and, at times, it's slight darker side!"

PRO Credits

Credits

DirectorShynola
Executive ProducerJacob Swan Hyan
Executive ProducerKatie Dolan
ProducerDale Healy
EditorSacha Szwarc
Editing companySpeade
Production AssistantMally Sworczuk
1st ADEzra Sumner
RunnerSaloum N’Jie
RunnerRebecca Sands Coutts
RunnerGeorge Sumner
LightingSam Goldie
Focus PullerCraig Porter
Clapper LoaderAndy Jones
DITChris Nunn
GafferMike Casserly
Art DirectorEzra Piers Mantell
Assistant Art DirectorJake Pier Mantell
WardrobeKate Tabor
Make-upLauren Gregory
ColouristJulien Biard
Grading companyFinish
Director's RepresentationMartin Roker at Black Dog Films
Other creditsUnit Medic: Sabina Szitko

Cat Velez - 12th Aug 2015

Related Content

video

Hot Chip 'Need You Now' by Shynola

They may be animation legends but Shynola are pretty much all about live action these days when it comes to their outings in music video. But the magic is still there, as this intriguing …

Cat Velez - 7th Apr 2015

video

Coldplay 'Paradise' by Shynola

After spending 3 months to climb to No.1 in the singles chart, Coldplay release a new promo to accompany their evergreen Paradise, this time directed by Shynola. In the promo a young girl - …

Jimmy Brown - 20th Jan 2012

video

Emiliana Torrini 'Tookah' by Shynola

When Shynola do something new, they usually to spring a surprise. They have duly done so with their new video for the fine Icelandic singer-songwriter Emiliana Torrini's Tookah. The …

David Knight - 21st Jan 2014

Latest News