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Dotan 'Satellites' by Franklin & Marchetta

Rob Ulitski - 11th May 2021

Bjorn Frankin and Johnny Marchetta direct a breezy coming of age narrative in their latest video for Dutch-Israeli singer-songwriter Dotan. 

The video for Satellites follows two girls on a day in the country, as their friendship blossoms into something transcendent and special.

Intercut with vibrant performance sections - with Dotan nestled within the same beautiful landscapes as the narrative - the concept is a simple yet brilliant one, complemented by excellent cinematography from Simon Plunket, shooting on 16mm. 

FRANKLIN & MARCHETTA:

Ellie and Sophie were both fantastic, and Dotan is a first-class performer. 

"Shooting on film is always such a joy; the 16mm look you get is something we both love and feel can't be replicated on digital.

"The video itself was a coming of age tale of two girls exploring nature while also intercutting various abstract performance setups of Dotan.

"Capturing a brief flowing narrative that intertwined Dotan's performances was always the goal, and we're so happy with our final result. Our cast Ellie and Sophie, were both fantastic, and Dotan is just a first-class performer.

"Lots of props go to our DoP Simon Plunket, who is a real film purist and someone who played a big part in the look and feel of this video."

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  • Narrative
  • Performance
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Coming of age

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Bjorn Franklin
Director
Johnny Marchetta
Producer
Gina Burns
Producer
Connor O'Hara
Production Company
Executive Producer
Connor O'Hara
Production Manager
Polly Millner
1st AD
Joe Stars

Camera

Director of Photography
Simon Plunket
Focus Puller
Matt Farrant
2nd AC
Elisa Spigariol

Lighting/Grip

Gaffer
Salvador Gomez-Lopez

Art

Art Director
Benny Casey 

Wardrobe

Hair & Make-up
Maisie Brooks

Casting

Lead actor
Sophie Shallai, Ellie Madden
Lead actor
Ellie Madden

Editorial

Editor
Leon Carlton

Grading

Colourist
Katie Dymmock
Colour grade company
Coffee & TV

VFX

Post Producer
Claudia Burns

Agent

Director's Representation

Other credits

Cam/Gaffer Assist

Alec Mac Praed

Spark

Jimmy Goodwin

Art Dept Assist

Soraya Wright

Photographer

Josien Van Oostveen

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