Luke Bather - 15th Dec 2016

Niall O'Brien's nightmarish visuals bring a wealth of darkness to Circa Waves' Wake Up.

A parade of characters lurking in the shadows, surrounded by religious iconography, liquor that spills like blood and a man with a gun silently watching. The erratic visuals here feel very much like a deeply uneasy dream that jumps between various scenarios with a sinister edge that you can't quite name.

All the characters are seemingly occupying different rooms in the same house, perhaps even the house of the subconscious - including the band, performing with tremendous power and menace in its basement. A stylishly dark piece of work with a matured sense of dread that's difficult to pin down.

PRO Credits


DirectorNiall O’Brien
Production CompanyAcademy Films
ProducerLiz Kessler
Production ManagerLeah Joyce
1st ADJonathan Sidwell
Director of PhotographyBen Magahy
EditorAnne Perri
Editing companyWork Editorial
ColouristSeamus O'Kane
CastingClaire Catterson
Costume designerTaff Williamson
CommissionerJames Hackett

Luke Bather - 15th Dec 2016

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