Rob Ulitski - 12th Oct 2021

Sophie Muller directs the glistening performance video for Kylie’s A Second to Midnight, featuring Years & Years - aka Olly Alexander - and some 'wait, what...?' moments of role-reversal between the two performers.

Shot in London's historic Collins' Music Hall, the concept sees the leopard print-clad duo dance around under a spotlight, briefly switching roles - with the clever application of 'hair swap' technology - while the accompanying dancers also 'become' Kylie and Ollie with their use of face masks.  

Muller collaborated with Theo Adams, in the role of performance director on the song-and-dance routine executed by the pop stars. The results exudes that sense of pure joy that is the hallmark of any great Kylie video, and a complete delight to watch.

PRETTYBIRD UK co-founder Juliette Larthe says: "The insanely wonderful pairing of the maverick alchemists of vision and movement, the geniuses of vespertine delights - Sophie Muller and Theo Adams - repeatedly inculcate the aureate of their crafts individually, and now together for the first time with Kylie and Olly. The result is epic-ness of the most MAJORNESS and we utterly love it."

PRO Credits


DirectorSophie Muller
ProducerChris Murdoch
Production CompanyPrettybird
Executive ProducerJuliette Larthe
Director of PhotographyFranklin Dow
ProducerChris Murdoch
Production ManagerPoppy Ashton
1st ADChris Kelly
2nd ADCallum Toms
1st ACJuan Sanchez Minotta
1st ACNaomi Hancock
2nd ACHolly Smyth
SteadicamJay Gomez
GafferAlex Cullen
Production designerAlison Dominitz
EditorSophie Muller
ColouristSophie Muller
CommissionerFaye Purcell
Other creditsPerformance Director: Theo Adams  Dancers: Meshach Henry, Masumi Saito, Harrison Claxton, Joshua James Smith, Max Cookward, Jal Joshua, Takeshi Matsumoto, Kibrea Carmichael, Iona Lily McGuire, Annakanako Mohri, Liam Elliot Francis, Imogen Alvares Production Assistant: Josh Collings Production Runner: Christine Ubochi Runner: Nessie Appleton Runner: Edie Kelly Runner: Zoë Bradley Work Experience: Emily Leggatt Camera Trainee: Sarah Frasson Spark: Lloyd Rubio Spark: Harrison Newman Spark: Harry Buck Desk Op: Elliot Linehan-Cross Stylist (Kylie): Ed Marler Stylist’s Assistant / Seamstress:  Row Seward Makeup Artist (Kylie): Andrew Gallimore Hair Stylist (Kylie): Christian Vermaak Nails (Kylie): Edyta Stylist (Olly): Nick Royal Makeup Artist (Olly): Joe Brooks Hair Stylist (Olly): Reve Taku Zen Ryu Assistant Art Director: George Torode Prop Buyer: Nuria Gambau Choreographer: Masumi Saito  Choreographer: Meshach Henry Choreographer: Theo TJ Lowe PRETTYBIRD UK PR: Lee Sharrock  Camera provided by SLV Studio Lighting provided by SHL     

Rob Ulitski - 12th Oct 2021

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