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Florence + The Machine 'Delilah' by Vincent Haycock

Cat Velez - 26th Oct 2015

Florence Welch faces her final demons - as well as an actual demon - in this intense video for Delilah, chapter six of the How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful odyssey by Vincent Haycock. 

It follows What Kind Of Man, St. Jude, Ship To Wreck, Queen of Peace and Long & Lost, and sees a Florence at the epicentre of spiritual chaos, playing out with expected dramatic furor in a filmically drab motel.

The video starts out with a scene in the motel's reception as Florence listens to a preacher's counsel concerning her loss of faith. Soon after, she enters a vortex of religious symbolism, characterised by painterly compositions reminiscent of baroque paintings alongside sequences of what appear to be cult members in writhing prayer.

The video mirrors elements we've seen previously, such as the confrontational mob, the frenzied dance sequences and doubled Florences. However, Delilah is also full of thrilling and unexpected imagery such as a nightmarish vision of a demon looming over her sleep - inspired by gothic masterpiece The Nightmare – and the unveiling of Florence's double as someone else, someone who is not really her.  

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Cat Velez - 26th Oct 2015

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  • Drama
  • Performance
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Soul
  • Demon
  • Cult

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Vincent Haycock
Service Producer
Alex Fisch
Line Producer
Courtney Davies
Executive Producer
Jackie Kelman Bisbee
Executive Producer
Mary Ann Marino
Executive Producer
Bob Brimson
1st AD
Kenny Taylor
Production Supervisor
Jeremy Hartman

Camera

Director of Photography
Steve Annis
Camera operator
Brian Freesh
1st AC
Robby Hart
2nd AC
Cristy “Neo” Arboleda

Lighting/Grip

Gaffer
Drew Valenti
Key Grip
Chris Bauer

Art

Production designer
Jay Hougaard

Wardrobe

Hair
Nikki Providence
Hair (Cast)
Bailey Bute
Make-up (Artist)
Lisa Aharon
Make-up (Cast)
Veronica Lane
Costume designer
Natasha Newman Thomas

Choreography

Choreography
Holly Blakey

Casting

Casting director
Michael Beaudry

Editorial

Editor
Vincent Haycock
Sound
Kai Morrison

Grading

Colourist
Brian Kahovec

Agent

Director's Rep (UK)

Commission

Label
Universal

Misc

Head Of Production
Anne Bobroff
Loader
Bram Weinkselbaum
2nd AD
Matt Thomas
Art Coordinator
Nicolas Kelley
SFX
Tony Gardner
Sound Mix
Tom Paolantonio
Stills
Emma Holley

Other credits

Asst. Production Supervisor

Whitney Conroy

Asst. Costume Designer

Lisa Madonna

VTR

Matt Hillyer

Florence Welch Double

Deena Thompson

Dancers

Comfort, Patrick Ellis, Christopher Lewis, A'Drey Vinogradov, Ryan Spencer, Franchesca Bass, Jermaine Johnson

Demon

Mark Munoz

Hero Male

Allen Kepler

Hotel Manager

George Woods

Baraque Religious

Shey Lyn Zanotti

Male

Richie Stephens

Gangster

Deandre Jackson

Religious Girl

Sydney Carter

Religious Icon

Tara Parker

Religious

Kai Cofer, Michael Caponer

Dante

Hugo Bianqui

Cat Velez - 26th Oct 2015

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