The second half of The Architect, Thomas James' two-part sequence of videos for Paloma Faith, continues the story where it left off at the end of Crybaby: one boy cannot stand the oppressive …
Paloma Faith 'Crybaby' by Thomas James
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.
|Production Company||Black Dog Films|
|Executive Producer||Sam Holmes|
|Director of Photography||Benjamin Wearing|
|Post production company||MPC|
|Post Producer||Zoe Hockings|
|Director's Representation||Holly Wolfers|
|Executive Producer||Martin Roker|
|Production designer||Alexander Cameron|
|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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