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Coldplay 'Champion Of The World' by Cloé Bailly

Promonews - 27th Feb 2020

Cloé Bailly's lovely video for Coldplay's Champion Of The World explores the imagination of a lonely, misunderstood boy - played by Chris Martin - who finds shelter from the pain of the everyday world in his own dreams. 

He gets bullied at school, and then he gets bullied at home - the nice heart-rending touch is having the 'real' boy, who Chris Martin is playing, is periodically seen too, but always from behind. With every situation, there is a journey from the reality to his world of the imagination: making his tormentors at school disappear, cars taking flight in his suburban neighbourhood so he can cycle in the middle of the road, and eventually seeing his musicmaking dreams lead him to his fellow bandmembers on TV.

Bailly's visually expressive and cinematic world is bright, whimsical, and enchanting - a cross between Spielberg's vision of surburbia in ET, and Gondry's music videos, and his movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

“It’s about this magic power kids have to switch off from reality and jump into their own world, especially when having to cope with pain," says Bailly. "It’s a timeless story about feeling out of place and not fitting in and how this feeling can be the source of infinite creativity and an endless drive in life.” 

She adds: “It’s been such an honour to work with Coldplay. They have been so trusting on set, and I am super grateful for them respecting me artistically in the making of this video.”

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Cloé Bailly
Producer
Tom Birmingham
Production Company
Executive Producer
Daniella Manca
Production Manager
Derek Bishe
1st AD
Heather Denton

Camera

Director of Photography
Patrick Meller
Focus Puller
Danny Ferrell
2nd AC
Edgar Gomez

Lighting/Grip

Gaffer
Justin Holdsworth

Art

Production designer
Fernanda Guerrero
Art Director
Christopher Arias

Wardrobe

Stylist (Artist)
Beth Fenton
Stylist (Cast)
Beth Crofton-Atkins
Hair
Bethany Johnson
Make-up
Jennifer Cabezas

Editorial

Editor
Hugo Lemant

Misc

Production Services
La Panda Productions
Service Producer
Elisa Lleras
Production Coordinator
Kim Carney
2nd AD
Mark Jopling
Drone Operator
Jake Howard
Artist Groomer
Sienree Du

Other credits

YOUNG CHRIS

MARIK KNIGHT

POST martes estudio

Colourist simon bourne @ framestore

LABEL Parlophone records

Commissioner SAM SEAGER

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