Luke Bather - 5th June 2017

Michal Marczak returns to collaborate once again with Thom Yorke in this previously unheard Radiohead track from the OK Computer era.

Marking his third collaboration with Thom Yorke (the other two being Radiohead's noirish Indentikit short and the haunting marriage of nature and futurism for Mark Pritchard & Thom Yorke's Beautiful People), Marczak continues to explore those uncanny futurist themes here in the haunting clip for I Promise. We follow a discarded animatronic head, left on the seat of a bus and gazing out of the window. As the lone android makes eye contact with passersby, we see him react more so than the humans he's faced with. Through the lens of artificial life, we are forced to look at context-free human actions in a bizarre and disconnected way.

PRO Credits


DirectorMichal Marczak
Production CompanyPulse Films
Director of PhotographyMonika Lenczewska
Executive ProducerRik Green
Service ProducerTomek Morawski
ProducerAnna Różalska
Production designerMela Melak
Art DirectorJakub Knapik
Production ManagerMarek Skupień
Production CoordinatorOskar Pimlott
Production CoordinatorAgnieszka Krawczyńska
1st ADKrzysztof Bagiński
2nd ADŁukasz Grudzińsk
3rd ADHanna Maciąg
Make-upEwa Drobiec
Costume SupervisorMałgorzata Karpiuk
SteadicamSebastian Stawowczyk
CastingHanna Maciąg
VFX CompanyThe Mill
VFX DirectorStefan Susemihl
VFX ProducerClaire Meila
ColouristOisín O’Driscoll
DITFixa Film
EditorNikodem Chabior
CommissionerPhil Lee
Other creditsAdditional Editing: Piotr Starzyk, Dorota Wardęszkiewicz Android Operator/Animator: Vytas Krisciunas Android Creative Consultant: Stephan Bugaj Android Designer: David Hanson Android Animator: Zbigniew Czapla Android head designed and constructed by Hanson Robotics Stills Photographer: Anna Włoch

Luke Bather - 5th June 2017

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