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Only Girl 'Bittersweet' by Dan French

Only Girl 'Bittersweet' by Dan French

Lassamie Prasimay - 27th Apr 2018

Dan French has directed an impressive one shot video for Only Girl - that's Ellen Murphy, a young artist emerging from the DIY music scene of South East London.

Set in a mansion's grounds, Murphy is joined by three dancers who are choreographed by Liv Lockwood to reflect the meaning of her soulful, longing lyrics through movement and expression.

“Choreographically it was important to capture Ellen's spirit and the meaning of the song, both of which are so beautiful and powerful," says Lockwood about the song Bittersweet. "The movement I created, sees the dancers supporting Ellen as she moves through this luscious yet isolated landscape, both effortlessly and with a force behind it; they are kind of like a team of angels, giving her this invisible support that she needs to keep moving through.”

Ellen Murphy adds that she wrote the song "during a difficult time in my life, when I was trying to adjust and adapt myself to huge changes." She had written the song Mountain about her boyfriend suffering a brain injury, and she says that Bittersweet was about them re-entering the real world, trying to adjust and adapt to the huge difference we faced in our life.

"Despite his recovery, it was incredibly hard to accept the different course that our lives had taken. I realised that one of the only things that could keep me going was being uplifted by the love and support of those around you; the idea that this love can pull you through anything, which I wanted to convey physically in the video."


 

 

Watch 'Only Girl 'Bittersweet' by Dan French' here

Lassamie Prasimay - 27th Apr 2018

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Dan French
Producer
Georgina Doig

Camera

Director of Photography

Wardrobe

Wardrobe
Ellen Murphy
Make-up
Ro Tagliarini

Choreography

Choreographer
Liv Lockwood

Editorial

Editor
N/a (one Take)

Grading

Colourist
Nigel Tadyanehondo
Grading company
Nx Vision

Agent

Director's Representation
Self Represents

Commission

Commissioner
Only Girl
Label
Lemon Records

Other credits

Steadicam

Jake Whitehouse

Focus Puller

Jean Dakar

Lassamie Prasimay - 27th Apr 2018

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