Cat Velez - 17th Nov 2015

After the now-traditional unveiling of the John Lewis Christmas ad, comes the traditional tie-in video for the song used in the commercial - a cover version of a fairly well-known song by an up-and-coming artist, as tradition demands.

In fact, this delicate version of Oasis's Half A World Away by Aurora, is pretty good, and the video directed by Kenny McCracken is suitably minimal and elegant accompaniment. McCracken directed a stark and sombre piece for the young singer's Murder Song, but stylistically this is a long way from that, more of a dreamy, angelic, yet cinematic vision (very nicely shot by Tony C Miller) focussing upon Aurora's strikingly blue gaze. 

Watch 'Aurora 'Half The World Away' by Kenny McCracken' here

Credits

DirectorKenny McCracken
ProducerSean Stuart
Production CompanyNTSH London
Executive ProducerSean Stuart
Production ManagerMelissa Massey
1st ADJames Dyer
Director of PhotographyTony C Miller
Focus PullerRupert Hornstein
2nd ACHelen Durbin
GafferDanny Haywood
Art DirectorKenny McCracken
WardrobeVictoria Aksnes
Make-upMiranda Aksnes
EditorKenny McCracken
ColouristPhilip Hambi
Grading companyMPC
Post ProducerThomas Cole
Director's RepresentationJen Herrera/andy Roberts Las Bandas Be Brave
CommissionerChris Kershaw (decca)
LabelDecca Records
2nd ADDarren Blackwood
DITRoger Russell
Other creditsRunner/Driver: James Chamberlain Key Grip: Jamie Start Electrician/Rigger: Mark Campany Electrician: Joe Sherno

Cat Velez - 17th Nov 2015

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