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Orla Gartland 'Pretending' by Rosie Brear

Promonews - 11th Nov 2020

Producer Rosie Brear makes a notable directing debut for Irish singer-songwriter Orla Gartland, dramatizing the artist's party-fatigue from the perspective of her reflection in the mirror.

The song Pretending is about exactly that - the exhausting business of putting on a front, not being entirely yourself, when conversing with strangers. Brear focusses on the moment when Gartland is taking time out at a fancy dress party in the bathroom, looking at herself in the mirror - which becomes the portal of all the action, as other partygoers continually invade the space.

It's an entertaining and compelling device to deliver the narrative arc, and the message of the song. Brear, producer of videos for Declan McKenna, Sports Team, Joesef, and others this year - and also this one - shows she is amply capable of doing the directing thing too.

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Rosie Brear
Producer
Rosie Brear
Production Company
Executive Producer
Miles Nathan
1st AD
Fleur Bell-Hendriks

Camera

Director of Photography
Alistair Little
Focus Puller
Anil Duru

Lighting/Grip

Gaffer
Dave Allen

Art

Art Director
Greta Isaac

Wardrobe

Wardrobe
Suzie Walsh
Make-up
Shamirah Sairally

Editorial

Editor
Hasani Franke
Editing company

Grading

Colourist
Myles Bevan
Colour grade company
Times Based Arts

Other credits

Desk Op

George Jenkins

PA

Ashley Whyte

BTS

Olivia Sainsot

Art Dept Assist

Shoshana Kessler, Jonty Freeman

Studio

No Such Thing Studios

Cast

Alexandra Sinclair, Venice Van Someren, Lucy Walker Evans, Joe Usher, James Jip, Chiara Lari

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