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Fontaines D.C. 'I Love You' by Samuel Taylor

Promonews - 21st Feb 2022

Samuel Taylor reunites with Fontaines D.C. to direct a hypnotic near-oneshot video for the intense I Love You.

Taylor shot the terrific live promo of the Irish rock band's A Hero's Death for The Tonight Show - nominated for the Best Live Video award at last year's UKMVAs. This follows a similar structure - arguably it could be regarded as something of a sequel to that one - but it takes a more gothic and ghoulish turn, as frontman Grian Chatten performs the song as he walks through a candle-lit church.  

The combination of the setting and Chatten's characteristically monotone, almost contemptuous delivery of the lyrics help to build a sense of creepiness and forboding that feeds into the film's uncanny, horrific climax: the site of blood spurting spontaneously from the singer's chest, through his T-shirt...   

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Promonews - 21st Feb 2022

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  • Performance
  • Rock
  • Church
  • Candles
  • Blood

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Samuel Taylor
Producer
Jordi Estapé
Production Company
Executive Producer
Precious Mahaga
Executive Producer
Sana Khan
Production Manager
Rowan Mackintosh King
1st AD
Runners
Keaton Williams & Katerina Koukou

Camera

Director of Photography
Natasha Duursma
Focus Puller
Emmy Robinson
2nd AC
Alfie Brown
Steadicam
Marcus Albertsen

Lighting/Grip

Gaffer
Mark Stewart

Art

Art Director
Hara Spyrou
Art Assistants
Olly Hariel, Harvey Abbas, Tabby Wall

Editorial

Editor
Samuel Taylor

Grading

Colourist
Thomas Mangham
Colour grade company
Black Kite Studios

Agent

Director's Representation

Commission

Label
Partisan

Promonews - 21st Feb 2022

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