Saam Farahmand ventures into short film territory with this elliptical narrative that has been “inspired by the music and magic of Daughn Gibson”.
The Last Shadow Puppets 'Miracle Aligner' by Saam Farahmand
"What is this?" is the first line of dialogue uttered in this silly, ultimately quite confusing video. Which seems apt, as many of the bands' fans are asking the same question in the comments section on YouTube.
Saam Farahmand's video sees super-duo Alex Turner and Miles Kane galavant around a lavish location of the Café Royal, like a pair of foppish European playboys. Pink shirts, white blazers, coiffured hair and fake tan, et al. Their will-they-or-won't-they homoerotic horseplay plays out like a tongue-in-cheek taunting of the fans who seem to spend hours and hours online debating whether or not the duo are in fact a couple. No, really.
On the face of it, it has little in common with Farahmand's previous and closely-linked TLSP videos, for Everything You've Come To Expect and Aviation - although it could be the prequel of sorts to both. And as the film crew and equipment start to become visible, the video itself seems to be bored with Alex and Miles's shenanigans. Very self-aware, but the song is actually good enough to handle it.
|Production Company||Black Sheep Studios|
|Production Manager||Sophie Dewey|
|Director of Photography||Alex Barber|
|Focus Puller||Merrit Gold|
|Clapper Loader||Alexandra Voikou|
|1st AD||James Sharpe|
|Art Director||Arthur De Borman|
|Assistant Art Director||Nicholas Hancock|
|Wardrobe Assistant||Jessica Snyder|
|Hair & Make-up||Dorita Nissen|
|Hair & Make-up Assistant||Topaz Knight|
|Hair & Make-up Assistant||Holly Dale|
|VFX Producer||Olivia Jessop|
|VFX Company||Electric Theatre Collective|
|Other credits||Post Production Producer: Thom Godsill @ Black Sheep Studios VFX Artist: Andrew @ Electric Theatre Company Sound Mix: Chris Morris @ Guilt Free|
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