Rob Ulitski - 16th Dec 2020

Olivia Rose directs a glittering festive promo for Jess Glynne's This Christmas. 

Following a variety of hapless characters, all experiencing their own mini-Christmas disasters - with burnt food and flaming hair taking the lead - the promo is a charming, fun-filled ride with plenty of seasonal cheer.

Jess Glynne plays a number of these characters herself - including a delivery driver and drag queen (or king?) - and the result is some of the best moments in her videography so far, embodying all of the drama, energy and excitement that comes with the holiday period. The editing is also well executed, using match cut transitions and whip pans to make each vignette feel part of the same story.

Overall, this is a feelgood and stylish video that marks Glynne's first Christmas track and visual, produced in collaboration with Amazon Originals.  

PRO Credits

Credits

DirectorOlivia Rose
ProducerFrancois Larpin
Production CompanyVoodoo Pictures
Production ManagerSavvas Stavrou
1st ADEmma Pounds
Director of PhotographyOlan Collardy
Focus PullerMilo Brown
2nd ACKairo Jones
GafferVini Curtis
Art DirectorElizabeth El-kadhi
WardrobeMekel Bailey
HairJoe Pickering
Make-upLouisa Copperwaite
EditorLucy Berry
Editing companyFinal Cut London
ColouristRichard Fearon
Post production companyBlack Kite
Post ProducerTamara Mennell
VFXSean Harland
CommissionerDan Curwin
LabelAtlantic Records
Other creditsProduction Assistants : Joss George-Gilbert & Philippine Vieubled Location Manager : Paul Davies 2nd AD : Eleri Shone Runners : Brooklyn Adebowale, Yeh Htoo Love, Emily Money Steadicam : Rick Woollard Camera Van : Carlo Vera Grip : Steve Wells DIT : Davo McConville Video Playback : Nick Barber Electricians : Jonathon Prentice, Jerzy Gudjonsson, Charlie Manning Walker, Alejandro Cellis Prop Buyer : Isabella Brazier-Jones Art Assistants : Oli Cassels, Jude, Dan McCarthy, Jake Fawcett Prop Divers : Donald McClean, Mark Ridley SFX Technician : Louis Burke Choreo Assistant : Matthew Rich Stylist Assistant : Connie Lewis H&MU Assist : Ruth Mannion-Palmer Covid Supervisor : Gaby Codardo Medic : Daryl Francis Animal Handler : Isobella Bangs Honeywagon : Kenny Miles Winnebago : Jozsef Szelpal Minibuses : Greg Sommers, Danny Reynolds Artist Splitter : Djamel Dokkari Security : John Sutton, Stephen Barnaby Production Insurance: Arthur J Gallagher Casting : Louise Collins Actors : Tristan Jones-Smith Paaliba Abugre Dom Trevor Mai Peaches Rocco Robinson Yael Rimmon Ido Gonen Norma Cohen Siena Culm Patrick Loh Anthony Fitzgerald Katie Gucciardi Sam Cartwright Ellie Earl Saphire Miguel Altunaga Liam Francis Thanks To Panavision, Panalux, Get Set Hire, Lift & Shoot, Leebra, Burnt Restaurant, Animal Actor.

Rob Ulitski - 16th Dec 2020

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