Apparat 'Heroist' by Matilda Finn
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.
“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.”
|Executive Producer||Katie Lambert|
|Production Manager||Nellie Heron-anstead|
|1st AD||Jack Meredith|
|Director of Photography||Ben Fordesman|
|Focus Puller||Edward Tucker|
|2nd AC||Johnny Lewis|
|Art Director||Camillia Byles|
|Wardrobe||Jade Elise Moore|
|Editing company||The Assembly Rooms|
|Grading company||Time Based Arts|
|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|
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