Lewis Capaldi 'Before You Go' by Kyle Thrash
Sasha Lane plays a sensitive free spirit, bolstered by a loving boyfriend and family, in Kyle Thrash’s deeply affecting video for Lewis Capaldi’s Before You Go.
Thrash has built a reputation with some remarkable documentary music videos, characterised by the raw and fluid approach to his subject matter. He employs the same techniques here, this time for a fictional narrative.
In fact the films shows Lane's character at her happiest. But the world that Thrash creates through the setting and camera style works with her and the other actors to suggest something deeper and darker. That, and Capaldi's heartfelt vocal of this poignant song, prepares us for tragedy.
Lewis Capaldi drew on childhood memories of his aunt, who committed suicide when he was young, in writing Before You Go, about the complex emotions felt by the people who were left behind. Thrash's video captures something of that complexity.
It is also the first video directed by Thrash since he joined Mouthpiece for UK director's representation - a new independent director's representation agency, launched by Claire Stubbs, former executive producer and director's rep at Partizan and Darkroom.
Stubbs' roster at Mouthpiece includes directors from Academy, Partizan, Darkroom, Neighborhood Watch and Spindle. "I’m very excited about the move into repping," she says. "And I’m honoured to be working with such talented directors and E.P.’s."
We kept it loose so Sasha could improvise and make it her own.
"Lewis came to me with the track and mentioned he had written it about his Aunt who unfortunately had taken her own life and what he wishes he had said to her before she passed. We talked about not wanting it to be a downer video but more a celebration of life and what you remember about someone and carry on from their memory.
"We cast Sasha Lane who is just filled with magic, and kept it loose so she could improvise and make it her own. It was 6 days and 15 locations but I hope we captured some human moments that people can connect and resonate with."
|Production Company||More Media|
|Executive Producer||Stephen Buchanan|
|Production Manager||Cat McCabe|
|1st AD||Nelson Quinones|
|Director of Photography||Frank Mobilio|
|Focus Puller||Steven Mccrary|
|2nd AC||Evan Mcintosh|
|Art Director||Michelle Li|
|Grading company||Irving Harvey|
|Lead actor||Sasha Lane|
|Director's Representation||Claire Stubbs @ Mouthpiece|
|Other credits||Cast: Cypress Hayunga, Jack Luceno, Romey Morello|
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