Rob Ulitski - 29th Oct 2021

Director Oscar Sansom delivers another striking visual work for Biffy Clyro, this time in the form of a ten-minute long concept encapsulating two tracks. 

The first segment of the video is a paint-drenched performance concept, featuring the group in an industrial warehouse, playing whilst kicking, throwing and splattering blue paint everywhere.

The second part of the video takes a more abstract, surreal turn, narratively exploring a cult-like group in the forest, with glitchy vignettes of people running away, circling the group and the appearance of enigmatic black squares floating in the atmosphere. 

A regular collaborator with the band, Oscar has created a truly striking work here which features some incredible visual moments, intriguing storytelling, and explosive (and at times extremely messy) band performance.

OSCAR SANSOM:

We wanted to explore what a music video could be...

“I had a lot of fun with the storytelling in this project. It’s rare to get the opportunity to make a 10 minute film within the world of music videos.

"We wanted to explore what a music video could be, and what possibilities we might find by changing the traditional format. What if we were working with two songs within the film instead of one?

"Choosing two quite contrasting songs meant that we created an interesting juxtaposition in the film that really excited me and I wanted to reflect this in my visual reaction. It starts off as one thing and then takes a sharp left turn into something totally different and unexpected.

"We really wanted to take the audience on a journey and ask them to take a leap of faith with us into the unknown.”

PRO Credits

Credits

DirectorOscar Sansom
ProducerBeth Allan
Production CompanyForest Of Black
Director of PhotographyDavid Liddell
Focus PullerNico Biarese
2nd ACRasmus Rani
GafferSean Mcdonald
Art DirectorAnnie Mitchell
WardrobeDenise Coombes
HairMia Currie
Make-upMia Currie
Editing companyForest Of Black
ColouristForest Of Black
VFXForest Of Black
Director's RepresentationForest Of Black
CommissionerJennifer Ivory
LabelWarner Records
Other creditsArtist Management - Paul Craig & Tash Brooks Tour Manager - Neil Anderson Guitar & Backline Tech - Richard Pratt Production Assistants - Josefin Bagge And Kayleigh Boyd Steadicam Operator - Martin Newstead Camera Trainee - Connor Wilson Spark - Tano Caruso Styling Assistant - Karen Bertellotti Hair & Make-Up Assistant - Clayre Byrne Art Dep Assistant - Oscar Mcintosh Drone Pilot - Sam Short Drone Camera Operator - Hugo Saunders 3rd Ad - Jordan Mclaymont Production Runner - Stephanie Gibson Locations Runner / Driver - Alan Dakers First Aider - Saska Sansom Bts Stills Photographer - Kevin J Thomson Bts Video - Kieran Howe Cast - Josh Kilamanjaro, Hamish Fingland, Ally Scott, Laurie Duffy, Tonje Almelid, Kirstin Mccarlie, Ainsley Bowman, Ciaran Lyons, Kieran Howe, Thanks - ARPG & Doon Valley Railway, Zephyr Property, Stewart Timber & Forestry, Macphees Catering, ESP Music Rentals, WK Insurance, No Drama, Lighttrack.

Rob Ulitski - 29th Oct 2021

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