David Knight - 26th Sept 2018

Prince's estate has shared a moving video for Mary Don't You Weep, which "tackles gun violence and its impact on youth in America", beginning with a quote from the Purple One himself. 

Directed by Salomon Ligthelm and filmed in New York, it deals with the aftermath of a young man's death by shooting. The ghost of the young man, and his accompanying angelic guardians, then painfully observes his family's journey into grief towards his funeral service and final goodbye. 

Without attempting to go for the heartstring-tugging approach this is a cumulatively emotional piece of work to accompany the stripped-back piano and voice arrangement of Prince's blues song. And this is the first original Prince music video to be released posthumously.

Watch 'Prince 'Mary Don't You Weep' by Salomon Ligthelm' here

PRO Credits


DirectorSalomon Ligthelm
ProducerLuigi Rossi
Production CompanyStink Films
Executive ProducerKatie Lambert
1st ADIshmel Muhhamad
Director of PhotographyMatt Ballard
Focus PullerAaron Snow
2nd ACJasmine Chang
GafferLorenzo Pace
Art DirectorMadison Hatch
WardrobeMiwa Sakulrat
HairMagda Buczowska
EditorJamie Foord
Editing companyRps La
ColouristSimon Bourne
Grading companyFramestore Uk
Director's RepresentationHands London
CommissionerJennifer Byrne
LabelWarner Bros Records
Other creditsService Company: All Expanded EP @ All Expanded: Emi Stewart UPM: Allegra Isenberg 2nd AD: Kodi Perryman Locations: Brendan Macdevette PA: Mike Alleigro PA: Francesco Rizzo PA: Martin Tugade Loader: Kyle Derry Steadicam: Ryan Toussieng Best Boy Elec: Anna Cocuzzo Key Grip: Glenn Porter Best Boy Grip – Dan Fethke Swing: Nick Neary Genny Op: Rick Klemann Set Dresser: Rachel Marquez Set Dresser: Tommy Mitchell Set Dresser: Kit Sheridan Stylist (beings): David Simmons Colour Producer: Chris Anthony @ Framestore Special Thanks: Christopher Gray @ Framestore Edit Producer: Adam Parker Assistant Editor(s): Sebastian Zotoff, Thomas Rickert Head Of Production @ RPS: Shada Shariatzadeh Executive Producer @ RPS : Raná Martin Managing Director @ RPS: Eve Kornblum Sound: The Factory UK Sound Producer: Lou Allen

David Knight - 26th Sept 2018

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