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David Knight - 30th June 2017

The return of Kodaline also heralds the return of Stevie Russell, their regular music video collaborator, with a tale that might just be his most heart-rending work yet.

It starts in the darkest circumstances, at the funeral of a child. The focus is on another child, the younger brother of the recently deceased, who at first seems oblivious to the enormity of the situation.

What follows is a poignant supernatural tale. The older brother (and he's the spitting image of the younger one) comes back, for a night of play. And the viewer always knows, what the little boy cannot, that the magic and joy is temporary.

Concisely told - and this is edited by music video editing legend Tony Kearns - Russell's video is about the stages of grief, which must start when when you move on from the stage of denial.

Credits

DirectorStevie Russell
ProducerMichael Donnelly
Production CompanyMDV
Production ManagerDawn Mcallister
1st ADCraig Kenny
Director of PhotographyPiers McGrail
Art DirectorKate Moylan
WardrobeSj Ffrench O'carroll + Karen O'mahoney
Make-upJulie-anne Ryan
EditorTony Kearns
ColouristGary Curran
Post production companyPirana Bar
Post ProducerMarc Long
VFXAaron Inglis
Lead actorLuke + Lee O'donoghue
CommissionerElisabeth Doonan
LabelSony Music

David Knight - 30th June 2017

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