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.


DirectorNiall O’Brien
Production CompanyAcademy/A+
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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