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Nothing But Thieves 'A Real Love Song' by Basak Erol

Promonews - 12th Aug 2020

Basak Erol pulls out all the stops for Nothing But Thieves' Real Love Song, creating an epic fantasy around the heartache and turmoil that surrounds love and sex in the modern world.

The live action story of a love triangle is given a dreamlike hue in lurid neon, intercut with the band's equally dreamlike studio performance. Then the imaginations and frustrations of the protagonists are given free rein as they become animated versions of themselves in an alternate dimension.

Erol utlised her own skills as a 3D animator, and also collaborated on the 2D animation with hugely talented illustrator and animator Raman Djafari. The end result is a breathless whirlwind to match the band's latest emotional piledriver. 

BASAK EROL:

It's about love... the painful and unrequited kind. 

“We wanted to make a narrative video with performance woven into it. It’s a video about love, but not an idyllic one we are used to seeing on the screens. It is rather a dark and ironic love as the track’s lyrics refer to it as “Feral” and “Dirty”. Quite miserable, the painful and unrequited kind.

"It’s the surreal story of three characters seeking for love in the wrong places. A different perspective to relationships in the digital age with themes of confusion and losing the grip of reality on what’s real and what’s not, and the darkness it brings into our lives.

"Working with Nothing but Thieves and Sony Music/RCA Records was an absolute pleasure, and the whole production team, from crew on set to animation and post-production worked incredibly hard to bring these ideas to life. I feel lucky to have worked alongside a dream team of passionate people who brought so much craft into it. We were all excited about the project, supported one another and powered through it."

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  • Narrative
  • Performance
  • VFX
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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Basak Erol
Producer
Eleri Evans
Production Company
Executive Producer
Laura Northover
Production Manager
Eolande Diaz
1st AD
Clara Paris

Camera

Director of Photography
Ben Todd
Focus Puller
Dan West
2nd AC
Charlotte Miller
2nd AC
Lily Taylor
Steadicam
Jake Whitehouse

Lighting/Grip

Gaffer
Hélio Ribeiro

Art

Art Director
Zoe Klinck
Art Director
Tea Mulabdic
Art Director
Aaron Hackett

Wardrobe

Wardrobe
Taff Williamson
Wardrobe
Pia Woodvine
Make-up
Billie Mckenzie

Editorial

Editor
Max Windows
Editing company

Grading

Colourist
Richard Fearon

VFX

VFX
Jack Stone
Post production company
Black Kite Studios
Post Producer
Tamara Mennell

Commission

Commissioner
Michael Lewin
Label
Sony Music

Misc

2nd AD
Charlotte Miller
Illustrator
Raman Djafari
Lead Animator
Raman Djafari
Lead Animator
Andrew Clarke
3D Animator
Basak Erol

Other credits

Runners

Kitty Rajakulasingam, Reece Gibbins

DIT

Matt Hicks

Electricians

Matt Simmons, James Leech

Trainee

Nela Resler

Medic

Mick Leeming

Edit Producer

Angela Hart

Animators

Irene Corral, Ucman Balaban

Lead Compositor

Tom Fisher

Compositor

Kemane Ba

Casting

Coralie Rose @ Road Casting

Cast

Chucho Ajene (Sam), Felicity Dunstan (Maddy), Isabella Gallego (Gloria)

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