Promonews - 12th Aug 2021

French directing duo Zite et Léo's video for Polo & Pan takes us on a fast and furious journey through time and space, via a bell hop and his enchanted lift.

The video for the French electo-pop duo's Tunnel - featuring LA-based rapper/singer Channel Tres - is a remarkable tour de force of retro-futuristic art direction and sci-fi comedy-fantasy from Zite et Léo, the directing duo that specialise in 'fantastic fables' and 'poetic comedies'.

In Tunnel, the bell hop's special elevator zooms across the universe, to different planets, picking up and dropping off alien passengers along the way, while Channel Tres appears in the lift in holographic form. That is, until the lift's interstellar travel capability starts to seriously malfunction.

Can the young man make it back home?

With Zite's background as a costume designer and Léo's as a director, the duo create fantastic worlds based on tangible and tactile art direction and set design, costumes, make-up, puppetry, in-camera effects and VFX - inspired by the likes of Terry Gilliam, Fellini, and Hayao Miyazaki. And the work they have created in the Tunnel video is wonderfully imaginative, and brilliantly executed.

After creating similarly engaging and loveable fantasies for Euphories and Petit Prince, Polo & Pan's Tunnel is arguably the finest example so far of Zite et Léo's uplifting creativity.

PRO Credits


DirectorZite et Léo
ProducerAlexandre Meernout
Production CompanyTelephone Maison Films
Production ManagerMarina Travert
1st ADAntoine Legrand
Director of PhotographyJames Coote
GafferBaptiste Malbequi
Art DirectorZite Vincendeau-Verbraeken
WardrobeMarie Gibert
HairHélène Chiron-Puissant
Make-upJade Berrocal
EditorLéo Gatelier
ColouristAntoine Ravache
VFXMel Massadian
Director's RepresentationMarisa Garner Associates
Director's RepresentationMindsEye
LabelHamburger Records
Line ProducerMaud Houver
LabelElektroshock Records
1st ACGustin Guillaume
Other creditsProduction Manager: Lisa Bottelier Production Assistant: Mathilde Vasseaux 2nd AC: Emilie Rezai Rashti 3rd AC: Iris Marcesse 2nd AD: Clémence Bedoret Best Boys: Marchal Bedy, Tom Haffner, Ophélie Thiebault Grips: Mahorie Haberkorn, Sébastien Eraso Rojas Key Grip : Justin Dermaux Location Manager: Nathan Got Stunt/Aerial Set Up: Rémi Canaple Channel Tres’ DoP (Los Angeles): Guido Raimondo VFX Supervisor/Flame Artist: Bruno Maillard Live Grading: François Masingue Sound Design: Raphaël Prat Graphic Design: Tom Gotainer Set Designer/Artist: David Bartex Construction Supervisors: Emilie Braun, Mathilde Salaun Set Construction: Quentin Tailly Set Designer Assistant: Marcienne Verbraeken, Nils El Kadiri Metal Work: Mimo & Benjamin Crilout Puppets: Marianne Millet Xr Production - Mado Xr Technical Support By Our Partner Prg Xr Direction - Quentin De Fougeroux 3d Artist - Julien Pasqualini Light Board Operator: Romain Belloche Crane Operator: Jean Marie Dutrey Crane Camera Operator: Frédéric De Barros

Promonews - 12th Aug 2021

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