Formation 'A Friend' by Davis Silis
Davis Silis, take a bow. This perfectly choreographed fight sequence with a twist manages to accomplish a hell of a lot in a confined space.
An empty carriage on a Victoria Line underground, two men in the throes of a brawl that could have been lifted straight from any action/thriller. Silis knows this and uses it to play with the form of the trope, and how it contrasts with the themes of the song. Asking the question "why do we hurt the ones we love?" without providing a clear-cut answer, the video takes some unexpected twists and turns without ever leaving the carriage.
The video is made even more impressive when you know that one of the fighters (Formation's Will Riston) actually dislocated his arm very early in the shoot, and still pulled out a pretty fantastic performance.
|Hair & Make-up||Anna Thompson|
|Executive Producer||Drew O'Neill|
|1st AD||Wayne Bentley|
|Director of Photography||Adam Scarth|
|Focus Puller||Eira Wyn Jones|
|2nd AC||Matt Farrant|
|Art Director||Joe Fitz-gerald|
|Make-up Assistant||Cecily Ward|
|Editing company||Marshall Street Editors|
|Other credits||Production Asst: Jake Flowers Spark: Josh Green Desk Op: Jamie Shurlock Rigger: Steve Daly Fight Coordinator: Kevin McCurdy Runner: Carla Osterheld, Rory O’Donnell|
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