Mind Enterprises 'Girlfriend' by Ben & Ross
Mind Enterprises follow up their parody of Eastern-influenced wellness cults in Idealistic with this wonderfully cinematic video for their track Girlfriend, directed by Ben & Ross.
Set in a large pool, we see a jittery teenage boy bemused by his alluring crush, a girl with some excellent diving skills. Thanks to some excellent casting and performances, and the tonal precision of the shot's framing and lighting, the video manages to express a range of emotions in seconds – from nervous butterflies to bliss to fear – perfectly summing up that experience of falling in love.
BEN & ROSS:
"The core of the idea was about exploring the vulnerabilities of being in love – specifically fear, paranoia and the idea of losing someone you are infatuated with to factors beyond your control.
"We chose to explore this from the perspective of a painfully aware teenage boy - an age where these feelings are amplified. We wanted to execute what is essentially quite a linear story, by abstracting it, delivering something more subtle and at times surreal."
|Director||Ben & Ross|
|Executive Producer||Drew O'Neill|
|Executive Producer||Hannah Gracie|
|Director of Photography||Tim Sidell|
|Focus Puller||James Evered|
|2nd AC||Meg De Koning|
|Hair & Make-up||Harriet Todd|
|Other credits||PRODUCTION ASST: Jake Flowers DIT: John Phillips UNDERWATER OP: Hugh Fairs|
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