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Mikill Pane 'The Night Elm On Mare Street' by Mr Yankey

Promonews - 31st May 2019

Mr Yankey's video for Mikill Pane references an important cultural reference in the childhood of both director and artist - watching The Chart Show on a Saturday morning, in the late 80s and early 90s. The video that a young Mikill is watching an older version himself, as a hologram, from the future...


"The N.E.O.M.S.'s '80s tone and lyrical references drew me back to the Saturday mornings as a kid, sat in front of the telly watching this old school music show called The Chart Show. My dad would be “exercising” on a broken exercise bike (that had no resistance) as he ate bacon sarnies. Memories that I have directly referenced in this video.

"We didn’t have Sky or MTV so TOTP and The Chart Show were the only places I could see music videos; it was my first introduction into that world. From way back then I was fascinated by the things and now I make them. As a kid, you never really think how much music, movies, TV and all that are going to shape your life. You just react to them, oblivious to its gravitas; they simply excite you and you enjoy them for what they are.

"The decision to end the video with Mikill Pane in the place of his younger counterparts, all grown up, frozen in awe, came from the idea that it’s those parts of Mikill’s past, whether it was tv, music or films, continue to be an inspiration to Mikill, which couldn’t be clearer with his current album."


"The Night Elm on Mare Street is a lot more personal a record than its predecessor, Blame Miss Barclay. While my debut contained only a handful of songs about my life, both The N.E.O.M.S. Part I and Part II are completely made up of songs that focus on my own roots and the branching out that I’ve done. 80s music, both through commercial songs and movie/TV soundtracks and scores, had a massive impact on me and I consider it the foundation of my creativity, so the production and visuals had to reflect that.

Promonews - 31st May 2019


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Ben Preston
Production Company
Raygun London
Executive Producer
Robbie Kilgour


Director of Photography
Focus Puller
Pete Wade
2nd AC
Kairo Jones


Jake Buckley


Art Director
Xenia Flint


Sarah Scott
Pia Woodvine


Lead actor
Kyrain Green
Lead actor
Floyd Codlin


John O'Riordan
Colour grade company
Punderson Gardens

Other credits


Tomasz Wojciechowski

Video Playback Operator

Owen Davies

Promonews - 31st May 2019

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