Cat Velez - 18th Aug 2015

David Wilson's gripping and thought-provoking video for Tame Impala's melancholic Let It Happen follows a businessman who, while dashing to catch a flight, collapses on the ground while clutching his chest. Never a good sign.

This catastrophic event sets off a disorientating sequence of lapses in time and place, which take the businessman (and us) on a startling rollercoaster involving a plane crash and the man free-falling towards Earth. And although we lose our sense of reality, his palpable sense of dread is made all the more real for it.

It's a perfectly dismal situation - and there is no conventional happy ending. But it plays out in a captivating and even beautiful way - a finale that unabashedly suggests a journey after Death. 

Watch 'Tame Impala 'Let It Happen' by David Wilson' here

PRO Credits


DirectorDavid Wilson
Production CompanyColonel Blimp
Executive ProducerPaul Weston
ProducerCorin Taylor
Head of Music VideoNathan James Tettey
Production ManagerSophie Dewey
Co-ProducerThe Directors Bureau
Service CompanyRadioaktive Film
Line ProducerKate Galytska
Production ManagerKristina Ilyina
Director of PhotographyBenoit Soler
Production designerKasja Soderlund
EditorThomas Grove Carter
Editing companyTrim Editing
ColouristJames Bamford
Post production companyThe Mill
Post ProducerKait Boehm
Post ProducerJordan Sharon
CastMichael Instone
LabelUniversal Music Australia
Special ThanksRoman Coppola
CommissionerGlen Goetze
Other credits2D Lead Artist: Tim Bird 3D Lead Artist: Aron Bothman

Cat Velez - 18th Aug 2015

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