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David Knight - 8th Jan 2018

First Aid Kit fulfill a long-held fantasy in their latest video. They get to go to the prom. 

For Fireworks, Mats Udd follows up his Sliding Doors-inspired video for It's A Shame by dropping Klara and Johanna Söderberg at an Eighties-style high school prom, then adds a distinctly supernatural element.  

In a statement, the Swedish folk duo said they've "always loved the idea of American high school proms," though they were never able to experience one in real life. "It was incredible to get to recreate one in our hometown of Stockholm," they added. "Aesthetically it's such a different look from our previous video – it was fun to go full Eighties mode. We got to dress up our friends and our mom in full on retro looks. We had a blast shooting this video and found out 'Fireworks' is a great song to slow dance to."

Credits

DirectorMats Udd
ProducerPetra Krigström
Production CompanySlutet är Nära
Executive ProducerAlexandros Bakos
Production ManagerAlina Grön
Director of PhotographyViktor Skogqvist
Focus PullerJesper Wahlqvist
GafferPeter Övgård
HairSarah Grundén, Amanda Svensson
Make-upSandra Svensson, Charlotte Suden Barbotin
EditorMikael Hallmans
ColouristMartin Steinberg, Nicke Jacobsson
VFXPatrik Janson
CommissionerSaul Levitz
LabelColumbia Records
Other creditsSet Design Pia Wallin Stylist Freja Berglund Stylist First Aid Kit Mikaela Hållén FAD Jonas Hong Soo Eriksson SAD Therese Adela Petterson Best Boy Oskar Lundh Steadi Cam Operator Nestor Salazar Technical Assistant Hugo Nilsson Set Designer Philip Bergman, Cecilia Hägglund & Matilda Sveningsson PA Runner Josh Atlas, Alice Lindén Catering Johanna I Köket Actors Thomas Stenström, Hannes Fohlin, Henrik Nyblom, Anna Söderberg

David Knight - 8th Jan 2018

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