David Knight - 14th Feb 2020

Camille Dauteuille and Clément Dozier - aka AB/CD/CD - return to music videos with a real bobby dazzler for indie vet Tim Burgess's Empathy For The Devil.

And as the songtitle suggests, this provides an intriguing twist on our usual take on The Horned One, in an ambitious narrative featuring Charlie Cattrall as a mischievous but surprisingly mortal Beelzebub.

This particular Devil, somehow called up to Earth by a bride on her wedding day, and causing a right royal ruckus at her party, is an attention seeker with some underlying behavioural issues. Burgess provides a watchful eye over him, as we find out about the unhappiness behind his naughtiness, and his true role is revealed. This devil is a whipping boy for human frustration and frailty - and Burgess is able to show him sympathy, and possibly empathy too.

Produced and shot in Belgium, photographed by DoP Sander Vandenbroucke (in 1.666 ratio), this freewheeling comic fantasy works really well with the jaunty folk-rock of Empathy Of The Devil. And with their background in conceptual, visual effects-based work, it also serves notice that AB/CD/CD have come of age as exciting  storytellers.

PRO Credits


ProducerThomas Landeloos
Production CompanyHamlet
Executive ProducerJason Felstaed
Executive ProducerRuben Goots
ProducerJelle Robbeets
Production ManagerPim Verhaert
1st ADMalko Van Den Borre
Director of PhotographySander Vandenbroucke
GafferKristof Collier
EditorElodie Rassel
Editing companyEditors, Paris
ColouristSylvain Canaux
Post production companySaint Louis Post House
Director's RepresentationForever
CommissionerAnika Mottershaw
LabelBella Union
Lead actorCharlie Cattral
Other creditsSteadicam: Nicolas Savary Focus Puller: Krispijn Tant 2nd Assistant Camera: Jan Giesen Best Boy Lights: Tim Janssens Key Grip: Benjamin Speyer Best Boy Grip: Lester Otten Grip: Déborah La Sala Art Director: Beatriz Arteaga Art Director Assistant: Ladys Oliveira Silva Set Dresser: Marthe Hespel Special FX Technician: Toon Sintobin / Sparks FX SFX Make Up Design: Rob Hillenbrink / Rob’s Prop Shop SFX Make Up: Sarah Roman SFX Make Up Assistant: Laetitia De Neve SFX Make Up Assistant: François-Noé Flament SFX Make Up Assistant: Johanna Cool Wardrobe Stylist: Eveline Briand Wardrobe Stylist Assistant: Joë Snacken Location Manager: Johan Van Eeckhoudt Location Assistant: Nore Sanders Animal Handler: Cindy Van Kelecom Night Guard: Djema Rorck Storyboard & Character Design: Maxime Carnevale Assistant Editor: Erwan Quelme Sound Design Studio: KouZ Sound Engineer: Christophe Colson Sound Engineer Assistant: Pauline Facon Casting Director: Louis Pons / Le Quartier Location Scout: Dimitri Horlait Location Scout: Ilaria Pittaluga Camera Rental: Thomas Stoefs / Lucky Camera’s Lighting Rental: Bert Reyskens / Spots Unlimited Grip Rental: Benjamin Speyer Car Handler: Nostalgic Cars Catering: Peter Vanroelen / 5ième Element Special Thanks: Didier Cardolle / L’Excelsior Jette, Pierre-Paul Verstappen / Collège Saint-Pierre Uccle, Philippe Vercauteren & Robert / Black Buddah Bxl, Veronique Dhanis & Philippe Duboullay, Royal Pizza Delacroix, Paintball Atrium Mortis, Maxime Carnevale, Linda Attab, Laurence Lelong / La Pac, Mia Louison, Anne-Laure CAST: Starring Charlie Cattral As The Devil Tim Burgess : Himself Bride: Louise Buysschaert Groom: Aswin Babu Father: Jean-Claude Doppe (DJ Saucisse) Extra Wedding Attendees: Pascal Hutsebaut, Khalid El Ualid, Olivier Chapusette, Sonny Vandeuren, Raphaël Mostrey, Gerrit Wouters, Michele Draye, Jacqueline Planché, Luk Van Malder, Ruben Brackman, Fabio Marchig, Alyce Sevink, Andy Malysse, Ghislain Melsens, Jessica Ceuppens, Johan Van Eeckhoudt, Nore Sanders, Jeroen Willems Kid Devil: Emiel Devel Little Girl: Hanne Jacobs Extra Kids: Matteo Marivoet, Lars Godrie, Wolf Ceunen, Senna Van Pollaert, Iro De Wilde, Gus Van Pelt, Flo Van Pelt, Zuri Bukuru, Lieselore Verbeke, Ilian Van Den Bosch, Amy Quick, Marie Marescou, Lenka Devel, Aminala Sarr Female Worshippers: Livia Perneel, Estelle Clerbaux, Katrien Pairoux Homeless Men: Daniel Thielemans, Guy De Staercke, Stephane Baudry

David Knight - 14th Feb 2020

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