Rob Ulitski - 21st Feb 2020

The Courteeners return with the thrilling final instalment of their Better trilogy, directed by Joe Connor. 

Written by novelist Emma Jane Unsworth as a short film and split across three videos, the final segment focusses on main protagonist Lauren, who has an out of body experience as a handful of surgeons operate on her. Vivid hallucinations fill the screen as her chest opens up into a black hole, and the further she delves into her labyrinthian mind, the weirder her experience becomes.  

Haunting and surreal, the visual ends where the first video for Heavy Jacket started, suggesting a variety of possible explanations, from a full-on drug trip to some kind of purgatory. 

The trilogy's consistent strand, tying together the three segments, is the band performance set-up, once again taking place in front of a retro-futuristic window in a club environment - full of energy and with a knockout performance from Corteeners' frontman Liam Fray. 

PRO Credits


DirectorJoe Connor
ProducerNick Crossley
Production CompanyChief Productions
Director of PhotographyJoel Honeywell
EditorIan McLaughlin
Editing companyChief Productions
ColouristGeorge K
Grading companyBlack Kite Studios
Director's RepresentationAlexa Haywood at Free Agent UK
CommissionerPaul McKee

Rob Ulitski - 21st Feb 2020

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