David Knight - 19th Aug 2015

Beginning with a shot of the celebrated underwater 'Christ Of The Depths' statue in Florida – then given an added Michaelangelo-like resonance – Amos LeBlanc's video for Young Empires' The Gates is a series of spectacular vignettes on the nature of devotion to Christianity.

The video was filmed over five weeks across several American states - including Lake Mead in Nevada, an oil field in Bakersfield, California, and a ranch just outside Austin, Texas – and also at churches in Toronto, Canada. All beautifully shot by Christopher Lew. But its the featured characters in these places that deliver the message about how faith helps them cope with the struggle of their lives.

Credits

DirectorAmos LeBlanc
Production CompanyVision Film Co
ProducerTommy Dingwall
Executive ProducerGeoff McLean
Director of PhotographyChristopher Lew
Line ProducerAviv Russ
Line ProducerJosh Ary
EditorHaya Waseem
EditorOhji Inoui
EditorAmos LeBlanc
ColouristTricia Hagoriles
Grading companyAlter Ego
Other creditsScore Composer: Dillon Baldassero

David Knight - 19th Aug 2015

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