Luke Bather - 12th Dec 2016

Chris Ranson brings us a vibrant living portrait of the city of New Orleans in this Director's Cut version of his video for Nevada's remake of Mark Morrison's Return Of The Mack, which 'pays homage to the 20th anniversary of the original song'.

Letting a series of candid snapshots tell their own story of the city, Ranson and DoP Stefan Yap have managed to weave a rich tapestry of New Orleans culture, specifically based around Bounce music, but spanning much further than that.

Showing residents of all ages, the video becomes part-documentary and part-visual poem, and an authentic tribute to the life and soul of the city itself.


"For me it was wanting to make something genuine about a City that I’ve long admired and been fascinated with. The popular rise of Bounce music and the culture surrounding that gave me a great opportunity to create a video that felt real to the people of New Orleans and show what an incredible City it is.

"Big thanks again to Stefan Yap (my DOP) and also our US producer Chris Scheurich who really made the video possible, and a HUGE thanks to everyone from New Orleans who went out of their way to make us feel welcome and also be in the video. "

PRO Credits


DirectorChris Ranson
ProducerBen Mealing
Assistant ProducerGio Forino
Line ProducerChristopher Schuerich
Director's Rep (UK)Lock It In
Production CompanyMealing Media Ltd
LabelCapitol Records
CommissionerNathan J Tettey
Director of PhotographyStefan Yap
1st ACAdam Lipscomb
EditorChris Ranson
ColouristLewis Crossfield

Luke Bather - 12th Dec 2016

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