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David Knight - 12th Mar 2018

Years & Years return with a dystopian adventure directed by the band's regular collaborator Fred Rowson, featuring frontman Olly Alexander as the last human in a future world populated by androids.

In this the first part of a sequential series of videos from tracks from the new Years & Years, Olly is captured and presented as entertainment for a panel of judges in the Eastern city of Palo Santo (the video was shot in Thailand). 

In a way the video is the reverse of Justin Timberlake's Dirty video - a human dances for an android audience, rather than the other way around. But like Dirty, the track Sanctify has that huge Michael Jackson influence.

Credits

DirectorFred Rowson
ProducerCorin Taylor
Production CompanyBlink
Executive ProducerPaul Weston
Production ManagerJack Bingham
1st ADInthira Sawantrat
Director of PhotographyJaime Feliu-torres
Art DirectorSiranat Ratchusanti
WardrobeNick Royal
Make-upEmma Croft
EditorRyan Beck
Editing companyFinal Cut
ColouristLewis Crossfield
Grading companyElectric Theatre Collective
VFXGloria FX
Lead actorVithaya Pansringarm
Director's RepresentationBlink
CommissionerSemera Khan
LabelPolydor
Head of Music VideoRichard Grewe
ChoreographerAaron Sillis
Make-up AssistantMaxine Crew
Other creditsSound Design: Alex Bingham @ Machine Sound Assistant Choreographer: Jacob Holme

David Knight - 12th Mar 2018

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