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The Thirst 'True' by Mike Carr

Cat Velez - 22nd Mar 2016

Mike Carr has directed this minimal, greyscale video for Brixton four-piece The Thirst's debut single True. It's a sleek and simple proposition, focusing on the rhythm, instrumentation and performance of the band by its sober, restrained visual stylings. 


"It was a year ago today that I first discovered the band, busking in front of the David Bowie mural outside Morelys on Brixton Road. I always try to stop to listen to at least one song when I see band busking but on this occasion I must have stood there listening for the best part of an hour and I wasn't the only one. 

"These guys had great songs, natural talent and a real chemistry between them. I bought an album, had a chat with the manager and we swapped emails... twelve months on we've now worked together on the video for their first single release and hopefully it will be the start of great things for them.

"In terms of the video, once confirmed we didn't have much time and of course there was a limited budget so a performance piece made sense as the best way to introduce the band. The classic black and white images/portraits combined with a few simple tricks seemed the perfect way to balance the sincerity of the track with a just a touch of the band's natural playfulness."

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Mike Carr
Mike Carr
Production Company
Executive Producer
Juliette Larthe
1st AD
Tom Ivens


Director of Photography
Jeremy Fusco
Focus Puller
Rowland Phillips


Peter Brimson


Greg Hayes
Editing company
Whitehouse Post


Adam Clarke
Colour grade company
Absolute Post


Lora Nikeolaeva, Owen Saward
Post production company
Absolute Post
Post Producer
James Beck

Other credits


Luke McCarthy

Production Assistant

Samuel Carter

Production Assistant

Yazzmin Anderson

Production Assistant

Katya Lvova

Edit Producer

Scarlett Smith

Cat Velez - 22nd Mar 2016

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