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Muse 'Won't Stand Down' by Jared Hogan

Rob Ulitski - 18th Jan 2022

Muse are back with their first release in four years - and immediately at full throttle - with Jared Hogan's sci-fi epic for Won't Stand Down. 

The video sees an ancient woman masked with vocalist Matt Bellamy's face, drawing power from a faceless army and transcending into an augmented being.

From the futuristic art direction through to the seamless VFX and dynamic cinematography, the video is a tour de force of creativity which builds to a rip-roaring, intense climax. And the haunting silicone mask the lead character wears jumps right into the uncanny valley, and makes for an uncomfortable viewing experience in the best way. 

Like every Muse video, there is an important message bubbling under the surface, this time focused on standing up against bullies and oppressors. Filmed in Ukraine - producers MrMr teamed up with Shelter in Kiev for the production of the video - the concept perfectly encapsulates these themes.

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Rob Ulitski - 18th Jan 2022

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  • Rock
  • Alternative
  • Performance
  • Futuristic
  • Sci-fi
  • Augmented
  • VFX
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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Jared Hogan
Producer
Savvas Stavrou
Production Company
Production Manager
Max Matveev
1st AD
Vadim Yuzba

Camera

Director of Photography
Joe Cook
Focus Puller
Eugene Bubley

Lighting/Grip

Gaffer
Valeriy Butkov

Art

Art Director
Danil Dubrovsky

Wardrobe

Wardrobe
Margarita Shekel
Make-up
Dasha Taivas

Choreography

Choreographer
Roman Chukmanenko

Casting

Lead actor
Natalia Zozulia

Editorial

Editor
Paul O'Reilly
Editing company
Trim Editing

Grading

Colourist
Jacob Mckee

VFX

VFX
Denis Reva
Post production company
Forager
Post Producer
Maria Webb

Agent

Director's Representation
Lark

Misc

Online
Joey Doyle
Sound design
Christian Stropko
Service Company
Service Co Exec Producer
Albert Zurashvili
Service Producer
Dasha Deriagina

Other credits

1PA

Anastasiya Kovaleva

WARDROBE TEAM

Iris Laricheva, Anna Maksimova, Andrew Bib

CHOREOGRAPHER ASSISTANT

Dasha Samoilove

CASTING DIRECTOR

Karina Melnichenko

CASTING MANAGER

Sergey Pulenetz

2nd AD

Misha Varopay

STUNT

Svyatoslav Barabolya

BTS

Ira Suldina, Sergei Prostakov

CAST

Erchik Vika, Yakobchuk Masha, Zakharchenko Daria, Dmitrienko Eugeniy, Gordeev Aleksandr, Grigoryan Tigran, Kabys Volodymir, Kilimchuk Misha, Kobrin Ostap, Kozenko Alexandr, Kravchenko Dima, Kudin Dmitriy, Shpak Denis, Vagner Artur, Veselov Amiran, Veselyi Andrey, Vodzianskii Anatolii, Yatsunenko Rostislav, Shtanko Dmitrii, Kostetskiy Igor, Kokritskaia Liza, Lapko Nastia, Volosova Veronika, Simonov Petr, Povoznikov Andrei, Zagorui Iaroslava, Sitalo Maksim, Isaenko Polina

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