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Editors 'Frankenstein' by Gregory Ohrel

Ned Botwood - 27th June 2019

Editors’ danceable riff of the Frankenstein myth is equal parts gruesome, danceable, sexy, mean-spirited and cool.

In the video by Gregory Ohrel (from Greg & Lio) a young cop has developed a taste for brutality. And bludgeoning petty criminals just isn’t doing it for him anymore. So he takes a shovel to the graveyard, and with the help of a WikiHow tutorial, he creates the perfect partner in crime. This is his idol, “Baeonse” - get it?

Editors have always had an experimental impulse. The Brummie post-punk band have worked with Martin de Thurah, and recently sought production from cult drone band Fuck Buttons. But politely, this video-nasty could be described as a bit of an edgy pivot from the band that wrote All Sparks and Munich.

Thankfully, in the competent hands of Ohrel, the video is provocative and not exploitative. Doctor Frankenstein and his monster are an absolute joy to watch - especially when they turn into an awesome dancing duo. Ohrel’s videos are reliably grand and expensive. And this one feels huge, thanks to some otherworldly post-Soviet locations and opulent photography by feature DOP Ashley Barron, and a narrative drive that just keeps going. Right to the very end.

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Ned Botwood - 27th June 2019

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  • Choreography
  • Dance
  • Narrative
  • Dance, EDM
  • Alt Rock
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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Grégory Ohrel
Producer
Dasha Deriagina
Producer
Femi Anderson
Production Company
Executive Producer
Production Manager
Denis Kumeiko
1st AD
Alex Savelov

Camera

Director of Photography
Ashley Barron ACS
Focus Puller
Dmitriy Tartishnikov

Art

Art Director
Daniel Dubrovsky

Wardrobe

Wardrobe
Valentine Bren
Hair & Make-up
Natalie Esmurzieva

Choreography

Choreographer
Alona Stoliarova

Casting

Lead actor
Samantha
Lead actor
Misha

Editorial

Editor
Meg Thorne
Editing company
Cut+Run

Grading

Colourist
Matthieu Toullet
Colour grade company
MPC

Commission

Commissioner
Sean Mayo

Misc

Service Company

Other credits

1st PA

Christina Prylip

2nd PA

Slava Chigyr

Casting

Alex Belinski

Location

Viktor Shaba

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