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David Knight - 23rd Feb 2016

Ringan Ledwidge makes a very rare return to directing music videos with an absolute riveter for Massive Attack's Voodoo In My Blood featuring Young Fathers (from the new EP Ritual Spirit), with top British actress Rosamund Pike in an encounter in a deserted London underpass with a very menacing floating orb.

Ledwidge draws on influences from classic '80s horror (in particular the late Andrzej Żuławski's Possession, and Phantasm 2) to create something with a less obviously creepy aesthetic. But the way that the sphere controls an increasingly Pike is a nailbiting study in menacing suspense, as well as a metaphor on human dependence on technology.

And although less obvious that the recent Chemical Brothers video directed by Dom & Nic, this is also the result of some brilliant VFX work, in this case executed by the team at Electric Theatre Collective.

Credits

DirectorRingan Ledwidge
Production CompanyRattling Stick
Director of PhotographyFranz Lustig
Production designerJohn Beard
ChoreographerScarlett Mackmin
Executive ProducerAndy Orrick
ProducerEllie Fry
Production ManagerTiwirayi Magwenzi
Costume designerNatalie Humphries
Make-upSpob O’Brien
EditorRichard Orrick
Editing companyWork Post
Post production companyElectric Theatre Collective
VFX ProducerLibby Behrens
ColouristLewis Crossfield
SoundWave Studios
Sound designAaron Reynolds
Lead actorRosamund Pike
CommissionerJames Hackett
LabelVirgin EMI
Other creditsPRODUCTION CO-ORDINATOR: Rory Macrae LOCATION MANAGER Tom Petch 1ST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Jez Oakley 2nd ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Henry Forsyth RUNNER: Esrael Alem RUNNER: Alex Von Brockdorff RUNNER: Riccardo D’Amico FOCUS PULLER: Jeff Vine CLAPPER LOADER: Christian Swain GRIP: Llewellyn Harrison DIT: Alix Milan CCTV OPERATOR: Nick Barber SOUND RECORDIST: Howie Nicol PLAYBACK Dave Bagnall GAFFER: Reuben Garrett ELECTRICIAN: Matthew Butler ELECTRICIAN: Adrian Mackay ELECTRICIAN: Anton Stuber ART DEPARTMENT ASSISTANT: Arthur Rambo SFX TECHNICIAN: BOB THORNE AT ANARCHY MODELS SFX TECHNICIAN: James Churches SFX TECHNICIAN: Carrie Drake WARDROBE ASSISTANT: Ellen Crawshaw MAKE-UP ASSISTANT: Tiffane Williams MANICURIST: Lee Moore WINNEBAGO DRIVER: Paul Bulicz CAMERA CAR DRIVER: Alister Bugge PARAMEDIC: Paddy Nicholas INITIAL CONCEPT ART (ORB): James Clyne (ILM) TITLES DESIGN: Hingston Studio CG LEADS: Julien Soulage, Graeme Turnbull CG ARTISTS: Giuseppe Bufalo, Sean Elliott, Oscar Hill, Khayat Rimelle, André Correia, Ilaria Introzzi, Guglielmo Gagliano Candela, Annie Rowland, Luping Shi 2D LEAD: James Belch 2D ARTISTS: Andrew Stewart, Mike Simons, Alex Grey, Rafa Vormittag, Ryan Knowles

David Knight - 23rd Feb 2016

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