Wild Beasts 'Big Cat' by Pablo Maestres
Pablo Maestres doesn't direct music videos very often. His last one was the wonderfully surreal clip for Fur Voice's Fantasia, multi-nominated at the MVAs in 2015. Now he's back with a video for Wild Beasts - his first for a British band – which shares the dreamlike quality of the Fantasia video, but with a more nightmarish edge.
In the BTS film for the video, Maestres describes how he took the meaning of Big Cat as being a power that is beyond one's control. From that he extrapolated a road movie, with the band travelling around the Catalonia countryside in a classic '70s Ford Granada Ghia, evading unknown forces. The element of music-inspired surrealism is present from the start: models in magazines and posters lipsync the chorus of the song.
With the story building from a series of memorable set-pieces, this is a beautifully crafted work. The ambition of the production is reflected in the shooting schedule - 12 locations in two days - interrupted by an incredible storm, prior to the climactic scene in a carpark where Wild Beasts' singer Hayden Thorpe is confronted by a snarling wolf - which was evidently shot for real. Lets hope it's not another two years before the hugely talented Pablo Maestres' next music video.
|Executive Producer||Luke Tierney|
|Production Manager||Aina Salarich|
|Director of Photography||Marc Miró|
|Art Director||IvÁn TriviÑo|
|Editor||Carlos Font Clos|
|Other credits||Costume Designer: Beatriz Dominguez Post Production: Sim Sala Bim Service Company: HORSES|
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