David Knight - 31st Aug 2015

There's love and there's some blood on the dancefloor in Dawn Shadforth's marvellous video for Hurts' Lights - a nightclub odyssey where chemistry explodes utterly believeably between two strangers – the man, played by Theo Hutchcraft (definitely out of his usual ice-cool persona mode), and the feisty girl. And that's just for starters. 

It's a wonderful mix of gritty British drama and fantasy – Hutchcraft is a revelation, great bullfighter styling by Alex Noble, and edit by Dom Leung - and its thrillingly photographed by Robbie Ryan.

Hurts 'Lights' by Dawn Shadforth


DirectorDawn Shadforth
ProducerRachel Rumbold
ProducerCaroline Purkayastha
Production CompanySonny London
Director of PhotographyRobbie Ryan
ChoreographyPaul Roberts
ChoreographyCallum Powell
Fight Co-ordinatorIan Kay
Fight Co-ordinatorMarvin Campbell
StylistAlex Noble
Art DirectorMark Connell
Art DirectorScott Parish
HairTracey Cahoon
Make-upCelia Burton
EditorDominic Leung
Editing companyTrim Editing
ColouristSimone Grattarola
Grading companyTime Based Arts
Sound designPatch Rowland
SoundFinal Cut
VFXNick John
Post FXCoffee & TV
Other creditsTrack Remix : Dominic Leung & Dawn Shadforh

David Knight - 31st Aug 2015

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