David Knight - 8th Nov 2017

Savannah Setten's video for Ghostpoet creates a portrait of an ageing nightfly, wearily contemplating his existence, before another evening of fun and games rolls around again.   

It turns out our grizzled hero is still a magnet for the party girls - and also Obaro (Ghostpoet), who makes a cameo - before the old guy's utmost desires are revealed. Wistful and witty, this is a milieu associated with Bukowski and Nick Cave, but it works really well for Ghostpoet's stripped-back, lounge-lizard groove on Woe Is Meee. 


"Depicting the darker, emotional response I had to the track led me to build a world around an atypical senior citizen (played by John O'Brien) who at 70, finds himself in a society openly discussing gender neutrality, and chooses to address his deepest most insular struggles around sexuality and persona.”

PRO Credits


DirectorSavannah Setten
ProducerNancy Ryan
Production CompanyBlack Dog Films
Executive ProducerMartin Roker
Art DirectorAnthony Neale
Make-upAlice Boxall-knowles
EditorEd Hanbury
Editing companyTrim
ColouristJoseph Bicknell
Post production companyCHEAT
Director's RepresentationHolly Wolfers
StylistFrankie Markot
Director of PhotographyAaron Reid
Focus PullerSimon Lakos
Other creditsProduction Assistant: Holly Wolfers

David Knight - 8th Nov 2017

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