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Noel Gallagher High Flying Birds 'Blue Moon Rising' by Dan Cadan & Jonathan 'Scully' Mowatt

David Knight - 3rd Feb 2020

In their fourth collaboration with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Dan Cadan and Jonathan 'Scully' Mowatt deliver a richly atmospheric setpiece starring Jack O'Connell. In fact, the video for Blue Moon Rising feels like part of a bigger narrative - a gangster movie, also featuring Noel himself as the head of this particular family business.

While Noel is in the back office, discussing serious matters with his associates, O'Connell appears as a more fun-loving guy - rather worse for wear, and lured onto the dancefloor of a deserted club by a mystery woman, played by Gala Gordon. All the while they are observed by another, more serious young man (James Nelson Joyce).  

It's a very cinematic scenario, with some electric chemistry between O'Connell and Gordon, well-paced to work with the track. It's also a video that does that rare thing of putting Noel Gallagher's brooding charisma to good use. By the end you want to know more about this set of characters, and the relationship between them.

David Knight - 3rd Feb 2020


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Dan Cadan
Jonathan Mowatt
Ayo Davis
Production Company
Rankin Creative
Production Company
Rankin Film
Executive Producer
Production Manager
Louise Flood


Art Director
Russell De Rozario


Mel Szabo


Lead actor
Jack O'Connell
Lead actor
Gala Gordon
Lead actor
James Nelson Joyce


Graham Hector


2nd AD
Ben Keswick

Other credits

Set Dresser

Lou Vogel

Art Assistant

Oskar De Rozario

Assistant Hair

Christine Bateman

David Knight - 3rd Feb 2020

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