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.”

PRO Credits

Credits

WardrobeJade Elise Moore
DirectorMatilda Finn
Executive ProducerKatie Lambert
Production ManagerNellie Heron-anstead
1st ADJack Meredith
Director of PhotographyBen Fordesman
Focus PullerEdward Tucker
2nd ACJohnny Lewis
GafferEsteban Gimpelewicz
Art DirectorCamillia Byles
ProducerMartha McGuirk
Make-upNatasha Lawes
EditorGaia Borretti
EditorMatilda Finn
Editing companyThe Assembly Rooms
ColouristSimone Grattorola
ColouristMyles Bevan
Grading companyTime Based Arts
Director's RepresentationHands London
CommissionerJohn Moule
Other creditsPHOTO 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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