David Knight - 9th Apr 2020

Henry Dean has directed a fascinating music documentary for MJ Cole's first album in 17 years - and his first classical/ambient album - MJ Cole Presents Madrugada.

Shot in Ukraine, in Kiev and Odessa, Dean's doc follows the lives of several unconnected individuals - the surfer, the mother, the lovers, the shepherd and the clubber. As it turns out, they are all linked by time: the fact that they are up and awake at the time of day when everyone else is asleep - just before dawn.

The project has also become the basis for a number of music videos for tracks from the new MJ Cole album - still scenes which change from darkness tolight as dawn breaks, and a shorter, alternate version of the documentary for the track Cathedral

PRO Credits


DirectorHenry Dean
ProducerErsan Beskardes
Production CompanyFAMILIA
Executive ProducerRyan Morgan
Director of PhotographyCharles Mori
EditorScarlett Bovingdon
EditorLeah Burton
Editing companyFinal Cut
ColouristJonny Thorpe
Grading companyGlassworks
ColouristGeorge Neave
Grading companyCoffee & TV
Service CompanyRafesthetic
LabelDecca Records
Other creditsPost Producers: Nikki Porter @ Final Cut, Joss Brindle @ Coffee & TV, Athene Aristocleous @ Glassworks Local Crew Service Exec Producer: Pavel Buryak Service Producer: Nefeld Katerina Producer's Assistants: Artur Pantykin, Andrew Kovalewsky Sound Operator: Andrey Vaskovsky Casting: Easy Casting Casting In Odessa: Valery Ostapenko Casting: Cat-b Agency Actors Assistant: Maha Kotsar MU & Hair Artist: Masha Sova Location: Kinopoint Location In Odessa: Alexander Zyatkov Production Designer: Nefeld Katerina Assistant Prod Designer: Bogdan Konah Gaffer: Nikolai Orlow Lightning Crew: Egor Bezgubow, Alexey Bezgubow, Anton Antonow Focus puller: Evgeny Bubley Steadycam Operator: Ruslan Bogdan 2 AC: Kirill Poddubny, Nikita Znak Cast Surfer Kostya Chikurov Girl On The Street Anja Borovska Farmer Fedor Kurtev Couple Dzhennifer Anorue, Pavel Gots Mother Elizaveta Nadtochij & Oliver

David Knight - 9th Apr 2020

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