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David Knight - 1st Mar 2017

Sometimes its hard to get past the cheeky all-conquering chap that he presents in the videos directed by Vaughan Arnell, but Robbie Williams projects a quite different personality in the video for Mixed Signals - which also marks Nice & Polite's CEO Ross Anderson's directing debut.

Told mostly from the POV perspective of a girl on a wild night out with her girlfriends, Robbie is left on the end of the phone, frustrated and angry that she's not responding to his texts and calls - and that's after saying she was enjoying a quiet night in...

Utilizing live action, VFX and animation to tell the story, the video also comes with two alternate endings - one featuring Robbie's wife Ayda Field, and the other featuring old Take That bandmate Gary Barlow – to keep you guessing about whether this young lady is worthy of Robbie's affections, or a bit of a wrong 'un. And that makes for an notable first dip into directing by Ross Anderson.

Credits

DirectorRoss Anderson
ProducerMatt Frost
Production CompanyNice & Polite
Executive ProducerRoss Anderson
Production ManagerBianca Di Marco
1st ADJames Dyer
1st ADDan Gibling
Director of PhotographyMatthew North
Focus PullerDaniel Deighton
Focus PullerJeff Vine
2nd ACJono Farr
2nd ACScott Buxton
GafferColin Thwaites
Art DirectorJade Mortimer
WardrobeLydia Carter
WardrobeLisa Williams
HairDavide Barbieri
Make-upGina Kane
Make-upHolly Ramsden
EditorChristian Lyndon
Editing companyAbsolute Post
Grading companyAbsolute Post
Post production companyAbsolute Post
Post ProducerLeigh Warner
Post ProducerBelinda Grew
VFXAbsolute Post
Lead actorKirsty Rose, Hannah Hoad, Callum Keer
Lead actorAudrey Hayman
CommissionerCarrie Sutton
LabelFarrell Music
Make-upAmber Espley
SteadicamAndrew Fletcher
Other credits2nd AD: Jack Meredith Creative Assist + Casting: Jake Pace Lawrie DIT: Oliver Martins Spark: Nicholas Clarke Artist Management: Tim Clark Artist Manager: Michael Loney Angelica Bergese PA: Sarah Wildash Runners: Madinka McGough, Reece Gibbins And Sonny McMillan Kit&Grip Equipment C/o: Panavision And Feral Lighting Equipment C/o: Pinewood MBS

David Knight - 1st Mar 2017

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