Franz Ferdinand 'Billy Goodbye' by Diane Martel, Alex Kapranos & Ben Cole
Iconic pop video director Diane Martel joins forces with Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos and Ben Cole to create the video for Billy Goodbye - taken from the Scottish rock band's forthcoming Greatest Hits album.
The black and white concept feels experimental and evocative of early music videos, focusing on a group of characters who descend into a riotous party, full of bottle smashing, karaoke singalongs and melodramatic facial expressions.
Glitchy performance setups, mixed formats and spliced cutaways add a textural element to the concept, aesthetically feeling very much like home-movie segments.
The randomness of the content and iconography in several of these scenes also elevates the absurdist nature of the piece.
|Executive Producer||Juliette Larthe|
|Production Manager||Poppy Ashton|
|1st AD||Jonathan Sidwell|
|Director of Photography||Jack Reynolds|
|Focus Puller||Karl Hui|
|2nd AC||Nina Mangold|
|Stylist (cast)||Reuben Esser|
|Grading company||Raised By Wolves|
|Other credits||2nd Unit DOP: Ben Cole 2nd AD: Jacqui Moore Runners: Reuben Davis Lindley, Judy Ibel, Ellie Clapperton, Daniel Hughes Hawkins Sparks: Lloyd Rubio, Benjamin Legget Assistant Art Directors: Livvie Walters, Esther Dillner Makeup Assistants: Martha Inoue, Emily Engleman, Anna Zalaszewska Stylist’s Assistants: Lauren Rucha, Trinity Tristan Hair Assistants: Yuri Kato, Marta Martineau, Jamie Keegan|
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