The Staves 'Steady' by Brian and Karl
Directing duo Brian and Karl have paired up with English folk rock trio The Staves for these lovely, troubling visuals for Steady.
Shot on 16mm film, the ambiguous clip sees the three sisters in a state of anxiety and fear, looking at themselves into scenes of their own death. On their Facebook page, The Staves - who seem to enjoy a dark sense of humour - summarise the video with the phrase, "Jess face down in a swimming pool, Camilla struggling to turn off an alarm clock and Emily pretending she's in The Godfather."
BRIAN AND KARL:
"The concept here was to create a waking nightmare in which the band each witness a vision of their own deaths. We wanted to tap into the dark and cryptic lyrics of the song without shying away from the underlying eroticism and sense of mortality.
"We found a beautiful modernist house in Buckinghamshire to shoot in - the clear light and clean lines of the house really gave us the atmosphere we were after. Our DP Benjamin Barber shot this beautifully on 16mm film. We had a great team led by Compulsory – it was a bit of an ambitious shoot but everyone really pulled out all the stops to make it happen."
|Director||Brian and Karl|
|Executive Producer||Kadri Mahmoud|
|Executive Producer||Chris Toumazou|
|1st AD||Toby Sherborne|
|Director of Photography||Benjamin Barber|
|1st AC||James Leckey|
|2nd AC||Darren Ladbury|
|Art Director||Juno Calypso|
|Movement Director||AJ O'Neill|
|Stylist||Hope Van Joel|
|Body Double||Laura Mellor|
|Colourist||Oisín O' Driscoll|
|Grading company||The Mill|
|Editor||Brian and Karl|
|Director's Representation||Marisa Garner Associates|
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