Rob Ulitski - 13th Oct 2020

LANY reunite with Isaac Ravishankara - director of their memorable 'how did they do that?' video for Thick And Thin - for Heart Won't Let Me. The result is poignant, and like their previous collaboration, contains an element of mystery. 

It's another one-shot, with frontman Paul Jason Klein walking towards a big inflated balloon - shaped like a heart of course. Ravishankara's concept is simple but powerful, with Klein drawn back repeatedly to grab the balloon, representing the push-pull dynamic of relationships and heartbreak, and the insurmountable effort it takes to wrestle against our own emotions. And is the balloon getting bigger? Soon he is being lifted slightly off the ground, and then some more...  

DoP Drew Bienemann's sublime cinematography is both intimate and arresting, bathing the artist in a soft red glow and capturing the hypnotic while keeping things grounded. Well, until the end, that is. 

PRO Credits


DirectorIsaac Ravishankara
ProducerJason Baum
Production CompanyScissor Films
Production CompanyDivision 7
Executive ProducerElizabeth Doonan
1st ADMike Hart
Director of PhotographyDrew Bienemann
GafferMatt Ardine
WardrobeJake Sammis
ColouristDerek Hansen
Post production companyScissor Films
Post ProducerScissor Films
Director's RepresentationOB Management
CommissionerClaire Stubbs @ Mouthpiece
LabelPolydor Records
Production CompanySMUGGLER
Other creditsStunts: Ryan Sturz Key Grip: Robert Exner Balloon Design: Airstar America Balloon Op: OneLight Balloons

Rob Ulitski - 13th Oct 2020

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