BETA Welcome to the new version of Promonews. Your feedback will help us to improve it.

Cat Velez - 10th Dec 2015

Lisa Gunning has directed this resonant, heartening story for singer-songwriter John Grant's Down Here, which follows a young man going through a difficult process of self-identification with considerable dignity - for which he's ultimately rewarded in delightful fashion. 

It opens on a distinctly British scene - the young man looking out the window into some typically grim, grey weather. Then he begins to leaf through a catalogue of womens' swimwear - the start of his journey which leads to him confronting social stigma, buying a sequinned swimsuit, and then heading for a local pool, where a synchronised swimming practice is in session. Then he musters up the courage and walks right into the deep end...

Lisa Gunning, already a respected features film editor (her credits include Nowhere Boy, Seven Psychopaths), directed an impressive series of videos for the Goldfrapp album Tales Of Us last year. But this is the first time she's shown a confident command of narrative in a music video, dealing with the subject with both sensitivity and humour. And then delivering an excellent punchline.

Credits

DirectorLisa Gunning
Executive ProducerJohn Hassay
Executive ProducerJulia Reed
ProducerTiernan Hanby
Production ManagerLana Salfiti
Director of PhotographyPatrick Meller
Art DirectorBlair Barnette
EditorLisa Gunning
EditorIain Whiteright
Director's RepresentationAlexa Haywood at Free Agent UK
Production CompanyGood Egg
Costume designerMichelle May
CommissionerFiona Glyn-Jones
LabelBella Union

Cat Velez - 10th Dec 2015

Related Content

video

Lucy Rose 'Nebraska' by Chris McGill

EastEnders actor Danny Dyer has shed his hard-man persona in this emotional video for English singer-songwriter Lucy Rose's Nebraska, directed by newcomer …

Cat Velez - 17th Mar 2016

video

Goldfrapp 'Jo' by Lisa Gunning

The latest video by Lisa Gunning for Goldfrapp's Tales Of Us album is for a ballad told from a murderer’s point of view as they stalk and kill a woman named Jo.In the hugely stylish …

David Knight - 23rd June 2014

video

Goldfrapp 'Annabel' by Lisa Gunning

Following the sensual Drew, the second film directed by Lisa Gunning for Goldfrapp's new album Tales Of Us, for Annabel (now on Nowness), takes us back to that sun-kissed country estate, …

David Knight - 4th Sept 2013

video

Goldfrapp 'Laurel' by Lisa Gunning

Lisa Gunning delivers another impressionistic, cinematic beauty for Goldfrapp - her sixth film to accompany the band's album Tales Of Us. Only this time, the video for Laurel is slightly …

Jimmy Brown - 13th Aug 2014

Latest News

,