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The Psychedelic Furs 'Come All Ye Faithful' by Imogen Harrison

Rob Ulitski - 3rd Aug 2020

Imogen Harrison dives into surrealism in the video for legendary new-wave outfit The Psychedlic Furs' Come All Ye Faithful. 

Following dancer Emma Holt through the isolated Suffolk coast, Harrison experiments with off-kilter dance snippets and undulating light to create a hyperactive and distorted aesthetic. 

Hauntingly unique and refreshing, the contrast of the black and white setups and hyper-saturated reds leans into the concept, and wraps the entire narrative in a cloud of mystery. 

IMOGEN HARRISON: 

We did get soggy making this video, [but] the stormy weather added enormously to the eerie mood of the piece.

"On first listen, I was drawn to the lyric ’shine a light on me’ and I wanted to find a unique way to use lighting as a centerpiece of the video without being too literal.

"The concept of the video was to portray a surreal journey through self-discovery with the magnetic force of the light representing life's distractions that can divert you from following your gut instincts.

"By keeping the visuals black and white and taking advantage of shooting at night in large open landscapes, we were able to build a sense of surrealism and disorientation. Emma Holt, the dancer featured in the video, bought the concept to life with her beautiful movement and energy.

"We shot the video around the Suffolk coast of England, which is extremely flat and has amazing big skies that are usually host to spectacular sunsets. Ironically, with the album being titled Made Of Rain, we were shooting on the first two rainy days in weeks. Every time we were set to start shooting, the clouds would roll in and the heavens would open on us.

"Whilst we did get soggy making this video, the stormy weather added enormously to the eerie mood of the piece. So I am grateful to Mother Nature for providing the atmosphere!"

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Imogen Harrison
Producer
Production Company
My Accomplice
Executive Producer
Jamie Clark

Camera

Director of Photography
Simon Plunket
Focus Puller
Tanmoye Khan
2nd AC
Kye Corfield

Art

Art Director
Anthony Neale

Wardrobe

Wardrobe
Gabbi Edmunds
Make-up
Sarah Buitelaar

Casting

Lead actor
Emma Holt

Editorial

Editor
Blaine Pearson
Editing company
TenThree

Grading

Colourist
Andi Chu
Colour grade company

VFX

Post Producer
Oliver Whitworth

Agent

Director's Representation

Commission

Label
Cooking Vinyl

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