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David Knight - 20th Sept 2018

Big-hitting commercials director Seb Edwards makes a spectacular splash into the world of music videos with this epic visual blockbuster for Jon Hopkins.

A man returning from the shops into his dimly-lit housing estate encounters a woman like no other. For a start, she floats from the sky and then lures him into bliss with warm eyes, alluring movement and sheer physical magnetism. But then she starts to reveal another side to her nature - and her superhuman strength.

Part dance piece, part-superhero film, part psychological drama, Edwards takes us into a self-contained world in which everything is at the service to the music - the characteristically pulsating electronica of Hopkins' Singularity - and its achieved brilliantly. It has clearly been a labour of love for the director, and its a sheer joy to watch.

Watch 'Jon Hopkins 'Singularity' by Seb Edwards' here

SEB EDWARDS:

“I've always loved Jon’s work and we've been wanting to collaborate for a while. Singularity is such an incredible track, its merciless intensity somehow reflects our troubled times. I wanted to capture the feeling of defiance that rises from the initial brutality. The track is ultimately about acceptance and finding peace in nature. I hope I did it justice.”

Credits

DirectorSeb Edwards
ProducerAsh Lockman
Production CompanyAcademy/A+
Executive ProducerMedb Riordan
Production ManagerGemma Priggen
1st ADNick Shuttleworth
Director of PhotographyKhalid Mohtaseb
Art DirectorRobin Brown
WardrobeBratsk
EditorSam Rice-edwards
Editing companyAssembly Rooms
ColouristJean Clement
Grading companyMPC London
Post production companyMikros Image London
Post ProducerXavier Questel
VFXStephanie Allender
Lead actorAliashka Hilsum
Lead actorJarkko Mandelin
Director's RepresentationAcademy Films
CommissionerJohn Moule
LabelDomino
Other creditsSound Design: Mark Hills @ Factory Studios

David Knight - 20th Sept 2018

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