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Apparat 'Heroist' by Matilda Finn

Rob Ulitski - 20th Sept 2019

Matilda Finn teams up with Apparat for the stunning video for Heroist.

Featuring a mix of experimental video and dark, raw photography, the frenetic visuals mirror the irregular beat of the track, building to a breakneck climax.

Focussing on several seemingly unconnected vignettes, the film places a huge emphasis on human nature, characterisation and surreal perspectives of life, and each scene links back to this overarching theme.

 

MATILDA FINN:

“This video is about humanity’s search for enlightenment and meaning. The irony is that this can usually be found at our darkest points. We often try to run and hide from hardship and challenges, but if you face it and accept it you can grow. That’s the odd duality of life; from darkness comes light.”

“The video was a feat of hard work and production, stretching over 2 months. Some figures for you: 16 X photography days, 1 X 16 hour night shoot, 2 X insurance claims, 2 X emergency service visits, 934 photos used in the actual video. Countless nervous breakdowns and 5 untrained dogs.”

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Matilda Finn
Producer
Martha McGuirk
Production Company
Executive Producer
Katie Lambert
Production Manager
Nellie Heron-anstead
1st AD
Jack Meredith

Camera

Director of Photography
Ben Fordesman
Focus Puller
Edward Tucker
2nd AC
Johnny Lewis

Lighting/Grip

Gaffer
Esteban Gimpelewicz

Art

Art Director
Camillia Byles

Wardrobe

Wardrobe
Jade Elise Moore
Make-up
Natasha Lawes

Editorial

Editor
Gaia Borretti
Editor
Matilda Finn
Editing company
The Assembly Rooms

Grading

Colourist
Simone Grattorola
Colourist
Myles Bevan
Colour grade company
Time Based Arts

Agent

Director's Representation

Commission

Commissioner
John Moule

Other credits

PHOTO ASSISTANT

SEBASTIAN HINDS

CASTING DIRECTOR

LOUISE COLLINS

STEADICAM

JAMES CHESTERTON

CAMERA TRAINEE

ERNIE GRIFFITH

LOCATION SCOUT

FREDDIE WRIGHT

PHOTO PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

RACHEL BASHFORD

SPARK

JEFF CELIS

SPARK

JOSEPH NOWELL

TRAINEE SPARK

TOM PARKINSON

CAMERA TRUCK DRIVER

ALEX BROWN

LIGHTING TRUCK DRIVER

ABS ALLAM

MEDIC

ALEX @ TEAM MEDICS

RUNNER

HENRY GUNN

RUNNER

TIGER BREWER

RUNNER

FREDDIE WRIGHT

RUNNER

ALI COPLAND

POST PRODUCERS

SEAN EWINS + JO GUTTERIDGE @ TIME BASED ARTS

COMPOSITER

SHELDON GARDENER

A BIG THANKS TO

ANNIE STEVENS, LOUISE DANCY AND AMP STUDIOS.

ANNA PEDUZZI, SARAH SOLDAN, CONNOR MCCOY AND BEN DRABAVICIUS @ STINK LONDON

CAST:

HERO

ROBERT RHODES

HELPERS

MEG AMSI, NAOMI WONG, OLIVIA NORRIS, DENISE LEVETT, JANET MAYER

DOGS

ULF @ ANIMAL ACTORS

PHOTO CAST

RUFUS WHITE, SARAH HARE, JANET MAYER, AYUMI T FULLER, NATHANIEL TONG,

IMAO MENDES, OLIVIA NORRIS, ADRIAN MOZZI, DAVID LANDAU, DARIA SHIPOVSKIKH, DUNANE NASIS, SABU SUZUKI, LINDY PIERI, DAWA MA, TOBY BUCHAN, MEG AMSI, DENISE LEVETT, SARA RAIMONDO, AYODEJI BABATOPE, MILLY COPE, NAOMI WONG, GREGORY MALLARD, STEVE JONES, SAMUEL FRIBERG, GZI WISDOM, LATESHA WILSON & RAYHAN WILSON.

KIEV PHOTO SHOOT:

Service Company

23/32 Films

Producer

Dasha Deriagina

PA // 1AD

Alexander Timkov

Locations

Viktor Shava

Dog Handler

Jenya Ovcharka

Big Special Thank You To Ian Pons Jewell

Rob Ulitski - 20th Sept 2019

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