Cat Velez - 7th Oct 2016

Charles Mehling has delivered some stark and bold visuals - beautifully shot by DoP Rob Witt - for the return of Emeli Sandé, where a tempestuous beach and vertiginous cliffsides takes on on epic qualities fit for the direct emotional surge of Hurts.

A striking, muscular man - representing the culprit in Emeli's heartbreak - claps and beats his chest along to the track, joined by a flapping vulture, no less, in all its glaring and wild intensity.

As the man freely makes his way through the rocky, expansive location he leaves Emeli in his wake, wailing at a grey, uncaring ocean. And she really does deliver the message of the song. 

PRO Credits

Credits

DirectorCharles Mehling
ProducerAudrey Davenport
Production ManagerKatherine Hayes
1st ADBailey Marks
Director of PhotographyRob Witt
Focus PullerJulia Green
2nd ACJames Malamatinas
SteadicamSimon Wood
DITJessie Llande
PlaybackMatthew Forrester
Drone OperatorAscension Films
GafferNathan Matthews
Art DirectionMax Bellhouse
CastKessie Donkor
Hair & Make-upNatasha Lawes
StylistKaren Clarkson
CommissionerJames Hackett
LabelVirgin EMI
EditorClaudia Wass
ColouristSteve Atkins
OnlineTom Aston
Other creditsPost Production Company: Sequence Post

Cat Velez - 7th Oct 2016

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