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Birdy 'Wild Horses' by Francis Wallis

Cat Velez - 21st Mar 2016

Francis Wallis has directed this dreamy, fantastical underwater vision for Birdy's Wild Horses, which sees the singer transformed into an ethereal mermaid who encounters a deep sea diver.

It's a lovely performance video with gorgeously crafted costumes, fabulous underwater photography, and at its heart, there's this tragic tale of a love that wasn't meant to be...

FRANCIS WALLIS:

"Birdy was adamant that she didn’t want this to feel like a fairytale or too Disneyesque aesthetically, a view that I mirrored.

"In terms of the shoot day itself I’d say it was one of my most challenging purely because of the time constraints and the slow moving nature of underwater shooting. Credit must go to Birdy who blew everyone away with her ease and ability underwater even when six metres down."

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  • Director's notes
  • Narrative
  • Performance
  • Pop
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Underwater
  • Siren

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Francis Wallis
Producer
Ash Lockmun
Production Company
Production Manager
Harriet Towler
Production Manager
Hannah Bilverstone
1st AD
Isusko Garcia

Camera

Director of Photography
Mark Silk
Focus Puller
Matt Wesson
2nd AC
Danny Preston

Lighting/Grip

Gaffer
Bernie Prentice

Art

Art Director
Josh Stovell

Wardrobe

Stylist (Artist)
Jaime Jarvis
Stylist
Eve Merchant
Costume designer
Natalie Wilkins
Hair & Make-up
Katie Coward

Editorial

Editor
Ryan Beck

Grading

Colourist
Dan Moran

Agent

Director's Rep (UK)

Commission

Commissioner
Dan Curwin
Label
Atlantic Records

Misc

Runner
Esrael Alem
Runner
Toby Jones
Underwater Camera Op
Dan Travers
DIT
Ben Larthe
Spark
Chris Brennan
Spark
Olie Couch
Art Department Assistant
Patrick Whaley
Wardrobe Assistant
Chyna Ellis

Other credits

Diving Coordinator

Wayne Ford

Safety Diver 1

Matt Williams

Safety Diver 2

Brian Neave

Dive Team Runner

Lee Smith

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