Brian Fallon 'Painkillers' by Darren Statman
Darren Statman has directed this highly dramatic love story for Brian Fallon's Painkillers, featuring Skins actor Alex Arnold playing a young man who is in love with a girl who is stuck in an emotionally abusive relationship.
Set in a pub, we see our protagonist drinking a pint at the bar, watching over the young woman as she struggles to leave her manipulative partner... until he confronts them and things come to blows outside the pub.
"When I heard the track to Brian Fallon's Painkillers, I thought about the brief from Brian and that he was unable to appear in it due to touring commitments but wanted a promo that interpreted his lyrics emotionally.
"I had for a long time wanted to do a Promo that echoed my love of films such as The Outsiders, Rumblefish and Last Exit to Brooklyn. Knowing I didn't have the artist delivering his vocals throughout the promo freed me up to write a short narrative which would include snatches of dialogue embedded within the promo and mixed with the Painkillers track.
"The other thing I enjoyed most about doing this video was the casting process, searching and casting great new emerging talent and moulding the narrative around their electrifying performances that would hopefully leave the viewer emotionally exhausted by the end of the promo."
|1st AD||Mark McPadden|
|Director of Photography||Sam Care|
|Focus Puller||Ralph Messer|
|2nd AC||Pete Wade|
|Art Director||Amelia Johnson|
|Editing company||Cut + Run|
|Lead actor||Alexander Arnold, Jasmine Blackborrow, Alex Walton, Alex Payne, Jamey May, Luke Rollason|
|Lead actor||Tasmin Taylor|
|Director's Representation||Carrie Sutton|
|Other credits||Sound Recordist: Greg Hagen Sound Mix: Greg Niemand Assistant Producer: James Cross Runner: Alex Cribbs & Saadia Dahou Fight Coordinator: Alex Payne|
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