Hurts 'All I Have To Give' by Favourite Colour Black
Hurts' frontman Theo Hutchcraft is stripped of all his wordly possessions, in Chris Turner aka Favourite Colour Black's new video for All I Have To Give.
Opening in a derelict toilet block, Theo is bloodied and bruised, hunched over a mirror as he navigates his new reality.
Shot in one-take, the fourth wall is broken as the set is stripped and taken down - a darker version of Natalie Imbruglia's iconic Torn video - as he continues to lipsync to the track.
The warm orange glow of the candles is a great contrast to the dingy aesthetic, representing a small flame of hope in a world full of nightmares. Even when we are stripped of everything we have to give, there is a way to move forwards.
FAVOURITE COLOUR BLACK:
Theo has made tonnes of promos, but he’s never done a ‘one-shot’ video before.
"My first ever video was for Hurts. It was for a song called Miracle, and it was available to watch for all of two days before the label had to ‘ban’ it and pull it from Youtube. It’s a long story, but ever since then I’ve been hoping for another chance to work with them, and finally the stars aligned for All I Have To Give.
"Theo has made tonnes of promos, but he’s never done a ‘one-shot’ video before, and with the song (and album) having strong recurring themes of self-reflection and facing your demons, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to use this approach, because of the raw, honest feeling that can be achieved from capturing a performance in a single, unbroken take.
"With this video we wanted to literally break the fourth wall, and show Theo being stripped of everything - not only his possessions, but the artifice of the business. The characters he’s played in numerous videos, until all that’s left is his true self."
|Director||Favourite Colour Black|
|Production Company||Stable London Productions|
|Executive Producer||Matt Vines|
|Director of Photography||Dan Skully|
|Focus Puller||Ciro Candida|
|2nd AC||Anastasia Romanchuka|
|Art Director||Bobby Nicols|
|Grading company||Raised By Wolves|
|Director's Representation||Marisa Garner Associates|
|Studio||Park Village Studios|
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