Rob Ulitski - 26th Feb 2020

An abusive relationship is explored in Locky's emotionally affecting video for Cold. 

Driving to a cabin in the middle of a nondescript forest, a young girl- played by Jordanne Jones- cautiously sits in the passenger seat, her fingers gently interlocked with her partners'. In a series of vignettes, the relationship between the pair gets confusing, dangerous and poisonous, until Jones ultimately decides enough is enough. 

DoP Narayan Van Maele produces a desaturated and cold aesthethic, utilising heavy shadows to represent the secrets and mystery of what goes on behind closed doors. It's a great promo with top-notch performances from the lead actors, and tackles a very important and widespread issue.


“I wanted the video for ‘Cold’ to tell the story of abuse in relationships. This is a story that thousands of women are living every day. I’ve had similar experiences and wished that I could have looked at that relationship more objectively. Even if things look okay on the surface, it doesn’t mean they are.”


“As soon as I heard the track I knew I wanted to focus on the minutiae of an abusive relationship. I wanted this to be an exploration of a toxic relationship; an introspective where we clearly see one person in a dominant and controlling role over the other. Jordanne and Ben really carry us through this story beautifully. There’s an interesting dynamic between their characters... I wanted to do this without ever showing any of the actual abuse. Abuse comes in all shapes and sizes”

PRO Credits


ProducerCharlotte Somers
Production CompanyKode Media
Executive ProducerNathan Killham
1st ADDrew Maitland
Director of PhotographyNarayan Van Maele
Focus PullerGosia Zur
2nd ACGer O'Keefe
GafferAndrej Pacher
Art DirectorCiara O'Donovan
WardrobeZoe Redmond
Make-upNiamh Macken
ColouristLeandro Arouca
Grading companyElement Post
Director's RepresentationCarrie Sutton

Rob Ulitski - 26th Feb 2020

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