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David Knight - 13th June 2018

Dublin-based director and storyteller supreme Bob Gallagher has created a charming video for Villagers' Trick Of The Light, the first release from their forthcoming album The Art Of Pretending To Swim.

A mysterious disheveled man wanders the streets at night and like a suited shaman, triggers an altered state of consciousness in everyone he meets. Or at least thinks that he does.

It's a delightful confection - and is that Villagers' Conor O'Brien playing the disgruntled cinema kiosk worker, whisked into the air by our hero? 

Even when our hero's delusions are brutally exposed, it's still worth hanging on for the final seconds. Music videos rarely attain a sense of wistfulness, but Bob Gallagher has achieved it here.


DirectorBob Gallagher
ProducerMaggie Fagan
ProducerZlata Filipovic
Production CompanyInvisible Thread
1st ADJeff Doyle
Director of PhotographyJoseph Ingersoll / Bob Gallagher
GafferPaul O'connor
Art DirectorNoelle Slacke
WardrobeNoelle Slacke
HairSusan Kenny, Roisin Condon, Katie Saurin
Make-upSusan Kenny, Roisin Condon, Katie Saurin
EditorShaun Ryan
ColouristMichael Higgins
VFXShaun Ryan
CastBryan Quinn, Conor O'brien, Maureen Butler, Jay Asolo, Dagmar Baar
Director's RepresentationJohn Hassay
CommissionerJohn Moule

David Knight - 13th June 2018

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