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Paloma Faith 'Crybaby' by Thomas James

David Knight - 28th Sept 2017

Paloma Faith returns with the first video from her new album The Architect, and the first of a two part collaboration with UKMVA-nominated Thomas James.

For Crybaby, we're thrust into a brutal future society where young boys are drilled and bullied into their expected roles of hard, emotionless domination. A bit like going to an English public school. Paloma is one of the submissive maidens at the institution who develops a protective instinct for one of the more vulnerable boys.

Paloma has commented: “The lyrics are a conversation between a man and I, and the song questions whether global conflicts would cease to exist if men successfully dealt with their feelings. Would things be resolved without attack and with measured discussion?”

Thomas James has interpreted the lyrics in his distinctive dark narrative style, and having built the scenario with a series of harrowing scenes - intercut with Paloma's performance - he ends it on a cliffhanger. Everyone who watches this will want to watch part two.

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Thomas James
Producer
Christian Gill
Production Company
Executive Producer
Sam Holmes
Executive Producer
Martin Roker

Camera

Director of Photography
Benjamin Wearing

Art

Production designer
Alexander Cameron

Wardrobe

Wardrobe
Alex Noble
Hair
Eamonn Hughes
Make-up
Lan Nguyen

Editorial

Editor
Rebecca Luff
Editing company
TenThree

Grading

Colourist
Richard Fearon

VFX

Post production company
MPC
Post Producer
Zoe Hockings

Agent

Director's Representation
Holly Wolfers

Commission

Commissioner
Elizabeth Doonan
Label
Sony Music

Other credits

Service Company

2332

Service Company Producer

Dasha Deriagina

Assistant Editor: Amanda Jenkins

Head Of Production: Ed Hoadley

Post Producer: Zoe Hockings

Head Of Colour Production: Ellora Chowdhury

Colour Production: Olivia Jessop

Post Production Coordinator: Tamara Mennell

Additional Finishing: Luti Media

Compositor & Motion Designer: Asad Naveed

Executive Assistant: Fatima Ouklilane

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