Cat Velez - 12th Apr 2016

Youth Hymns have delivered this delightful candy-coated video for New Zealand singer-songwriter Ladyhawke's A Love Song, set in an 80s video rental store where a bored employee is having a bad day rewinding returned VHS tapes - until she pops in a tape returned by a mysterious character. 

When Pip Brown aka Ladyhawke flashes onto the screen singing A Love Song, it hits the girl like a cupid's arrow, driving her to fall in love with - and plant kisses on - everyone coming into the store. Much goofy fun ensues, as the Youth Hymns guys indulge their obsessions with the 1980s and all things VHS, all to a soundtrack of irresistable electro-pop.

"Pip wanted to shoot in LA. We took her to Croydon instead," say Youth Hymns. "When it dawned on us that no video rental stores actually existed anymore, we called our mate Dale from VivaVHS who saved the day. He lent us a few thousand ex-rental classics. Cheers Dale!"

PRO Credits


DirectorYouth Hymns
ProducerSuzi Simms
Production CompanyPartizan Darkroom
Executive ProducerClaire Stubbs
Production ManagerTara Bartlett
1st ADKerry Green
Director of PhotographyDavid Wright
Focus PullerJeff Vine
2nd ACJomar O’Meally
GafferLee Parfitt
Art DirectorOllie Hogan
Art Department AssistantBon Walsh
WardrobeGrace Snell
Wardrobe AssistantKirsty Hanlon
Hair & Make-upAnna Wild
Hair & Make-upNatasha Lawes
Make-up AssistantVictoria Kershaw
EditorYouth Hymns
ColouristLewis Crossfield
Grading companyElectric Theatre Collective
VFXYouth Hymns
LabelIE Music
Other creditsVHS Collection: Dale Lloyd @ VivaVHS Production Assistant: Yailin Acosta Electrician: Martin Kloud Runner: Joe Snelling Runner: Angela Huzulak Shop Girl: Zoe Turnbull Geek: James Hieber Adult Video Fan: Deepak Anand Goth: Ellie Tanner Shoplifter: Thomas Williamson

Cat Velez - 12th Apr 2016

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