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Leena Ojala 'Why' by Aella Jordan-Edge

Cat Velez - 9th Nov 2015

Having previously worked in production, Aella Jordan-Edge marks her directing debut with this video for Why by Finnish-English singer-songwriter Leena Ojala.

It's a nostalgic clip about a girl who has flown the nest, sown some wild oats, and then returned to her childhood home. The video explores how she feels returning to her father, after having been estranged from him for many years. 

 

AELLA JORDAN-EDGE:

"I remember literally running up Kite Hill to catch the light for the Heath scenes, which we’d saved for the sunset, and were our last. We just about caught it and those shots with Stephen and Angharad are some of my favourites. Their chemistry was amazing and one of the things the actors really understood was the power play. Angharad is the focal point all the way through, mirroring Leena’s strength and dynamism.

"Actually both Ian and I had huge bites all over our legs and back after shooting the Heath scenes. We had been crouching low in the long grass with the camera looking up, and some bugs had a field day biting us to shreds!"

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  • New Director
  • Singer-songwriter
  • romance
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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Aella Jordan-Edge
Producer
Aella Jordan-Edge
1st AD
Rosa Galvin

Camera

Director of Photography
Ian Forbes
Focus Puller
Jake McClean
2nd AC
Matt Farrant

Wardrobe

Wardrobe
Michael Miller
Make-up
Scarlett Burton

Editorial

Editor
Ben Corfield
Editing company

Grading

Colourist
Dan Moran
Colour grade company
Mirrors
Colour grade company
Smoke

VFX

Post Producer
Winnie O'neil

Commission

Commissioner
Lottie Llewellyn
Label
Autonomous Music Group

Other credits

2nd AD

Layla Snell

Grip

Ian Ogden

Electricians

Adrian Atkinson, Amy Rixon

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