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Massive Attack ft. Young Fathers 'Voodoo In My Blood' by Ringan Ledwidge

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.

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Ringan Ledwidge
Producer
Ellie Fry
Production Company
Rattling Stick
Executive Producer
Andy Orrick
Production Manager
Tiwirayi Magwenzi

Camera

Director of Photography
Franz Lustig

Art

Production designer
John Beard

Wardrobe

Costume designer
Natalie Humphries
Make-up
Spob O’Brien

Choreography

Choreographer
Scarlett Mackmin

Casting

Lead actor
Rosamund Pike

Editorial

Editor
Richard Orrick
Editing company

Grading

Colourist
Lewis Crossfield

VFX

Post production company

Commission

Commissioner
James Hackett
Label
Virgin EMI

Misc

VFX Producer
Libby Behrens
Sound
Wave Studios
Sound design
Aaron Reynolds

Other credits

PRODUCTION 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

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