David Knight - 21st June 2016

Birdy's haunting ballad Words is destined to be one of her most successful songs, and the video directed by Dave Bullivant aka BISON gives her a suitably ghostly presence, shrouded in smoke in various locations, and in a succession of background colours.

The video was shot at the artist's own family home in Hampshire, a setting which gave BISON the scope to develop Birdy's gothic-inclined image into something akin to a Pre Raphaelite tragic heroine.  


"I’d originally written this idea to shoot in the studio, but Birdy and I had a long chat about a week before the shoot and she told me about her family home that had loads of these really interesting outbuildings surrounding it. I popped down to the south coast to have a look around and fell in love with the space, so re-wrote the idea to work there.

"It’s never easy working with smoke, but doing it on a windy day in a greenhouse with a lot of panes missing was a challenge, but Mother Nature nailed her cues on the day so we were all good."

PRO Credits


ProducerShabana Mansuri
Production CompanyGood Egg
Executive ProducerJohn Hassay
1st ADCordelia Hardy
Director of PhotographyDenzil Armour Brown
Focus PullerJon Mitchell
2nd ACJenny John-Chuan
GafferMatt Moffatt
Art DirectorDave Hamilton
WardrobeEsperanza De La Fuente
Make-upLou Dartford
EditorEd Cooper
Editing companyThe Assembly Rooms
Grading companyElectric Theatre Collective
CommissionerDan Curwin
LabelAtlantic Records
SteadicamJosh Brooks

David Knight - 21st June 2016

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