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.

Credits

DirectorDan Cadan
DirectorJonathan Mowatt
ProducerAyo Davis
Production CompanyThe Graft
Production CompanyRankin Film
Executive ProducerHannah Bellil
Production ManagerLouise Flood
2nd ADBen Keswick
Art DirectorRussell De Rozario
Make-upMel Szabo
EditorGraham Hector
Lead actorJack O'Connell
Lead actorGala Gordon
Lead actorJames Nelson Joyce
Other creditsSet Dresser: Lou Vogel Art Assistant: Oskar De Rozario Assistant Hair: Christine Bateman

David Knight - 3rd Feb 2020

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