David Knight - 5th July 2016

A card game with cosmic consequences is at the heart of Jake Jelicich's stylish video for Blossoms' catchy Charlemagne.


"I wrote this concept over a bottle of wine in the park, pulling on the great lyrics of the song. I wanted to tell a stylish abstract narrative, with elements of mythology that always intrigue me. I loved the idea of the band waking up in purgatory and gambling with ferrymen to get out, from there it developed pretty organically.

"I wanted the viewer to feel like they were having an out of body experience with the band, so we employed some pretty fun AR rig movement. Stylistically I was after a sense of nostalgia, so we lensed it with vintage glass and a healthy serving of haze."

PRO Credits


DirectorJake Jelicich
ProducerAmy James
CommissionerJanna Bartlett
Production CompanyNice & Polite
Director's RepresentationMarisa Garner Associates
Director of PhotographyRina Yang
1st ADGeorge Nelson
2nd ADMadeline Roberts
SteadicamRichard Lewis
1st ACThomas Nicolson
2nd ACBen Worthington
GafferElliot Beach
SparkJoao Janeiro
SparkRory Harborne
Production AssistantRyan Paige
StylistJosh Tuckley
Asst stylistMargherita Alairno
Art DirectorChloe Brady
Art Department AssistantKate Sim
Hair & Make-upSophie Cox
Hair AssistantFabianne Calitri
VFXKim Taylor
ColouristJoseph Bicknell
Grading companyCHEAT
StudioEast London Studios

David Knight - 5th July 2016

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