David Knight - 29th Mar 2017

PAULi manifests in several incarnations in Rohan Blair-Mangat's video for The Idea Of Tomorrow.

It begins with the unmistakeable voice of Idris Elba reading a poem that serves as an introduction to the visuals that follow, in which PAULi performs snatches of different songs in various guises. At the start, he's a parachutist hung from a lamppost, before becoming a cyclist with wings roaming the streets and finally playing keyboards on a rooftop.

And throughout, Blair-Mangat intermittently reveals another PAULi character, who lives in the smoke-filled forest, with the girl of his dreams. The whole effect is dreamlike and evocative, and a fine showcase for an intriguing new artist.  

PRO Credits


DirectorRohan Blair-Mangat
ProducerNatan Schottenfels
Production CompanyIconoclast
Executive ProducerEmily Rudge
Service CompanyParadoxal
Executive ProducerGaetan Rousseau
ProducerMarieta Blaskova
Production ManagerOriane Deschamps
Director of PhotographyZach Lowry
1st ADJonathan Wu
SteadicamDave Isern
1st ACGregoire Albertini
2nd ACVincent Wiler
DITDutty Vannier
Production designerEmmeline Wilks-dupoise
StylistOrsolya Szabo
Hair & Make-upMimi Quiquine
Hair & Make-upLaura Legeay
EditorSam Ostrove
Editing companyCut+Run
Edit ProducerEmelie Talermo
Post production companyMPC
ColouristHoumam Abdallah

David Knight - 29th Mar 2017

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