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Joesef 'It's Been A Little Heavy Lately' by Luis Hindman

Rob Ulitski - 23rd Feb 2022

Luis Hindman directs a late-night meditation on lost love and blurred memories for Joesef's latest promo. 

The video for It's Been A Little Heavy Lately follows the artist on a hazy late-night drive, reminiscing about better times and missed opportunities. 

"I drew on filmmakers such as Wong Kar-wai, Kieslowski and Xavier Dolan for their ability to create heightened-realities and dream-like atmospheres," says Hindman. 

The intimate, understated energy of the piece perfectly matches the downtempo track, and the effervescent cinematography creates a dreamlike world which feels caught somewhere between reality and fiction. All of this paves the way for a shocking finale, which ends in a familiar place... 

"The video’s finale is a direct tie-in to a previous Joesef video for Comedown," Hindman explains. "So, yep, this is a prequel of sorts. Trilogy on the cards? We'll see..." 

Joesef gave a little background to the song itself, and the inspirations that made their way into the visual. 

"I wanted the song to feel like a bad trip, there’s a lot of different textures; the tempos are higher, and the drums are slightly swung," he says. "It also features a sample from the film Totally Fucked Up by Gregg Araki: the stories he tells, and how he portrays them visually inspire me every day, and fit the context of the song so well.

"I had to write to him for the sample clearance and he said 'yes', which was fucking mindblowing to me. He’s a hero of mine.”

Rob Ulitski - 23rd Feb 2022

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  • Director's notes
  • Pop
  • Performance
  • Drive
  • Late Night
  • Memory
  • Narrative
  • action vehicle

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Producer
Rachel Bashford
Producer
Ella Woollgar
Production Company
Ob Management Production Services
Executive Producer
Sam Holmes
1st AD
Danny Rumbelow 
Special Thanks
Elise Ilkyaz, Louella Fernandes Production Runner

Camera

Director of Photography
Sam Meyer
Focus Puller
Adam Fox
2nd AC
Max Edmed
Rehearsal Camera Operator
Richard Allen

Lighting/Grip

Gaffer
Richard Scott
Key Grip
Alex Hudson
Spark
Kian Altman

Art

Art Director
Ieva Petrav

Wardrobe

Stylist
Amy Holden-Brown
Hair
Esme Horn
Make-up
Esme Horn
Stylist Assistant
Molly Ellison

Casting

Lead actor
Roberto Vivancos
Lead actor
Kaitlin Bryce Mqu
Lead actor
Lauren Power
Lead actor
Adam Monks
Lead actor
Eleanor Neish-melling
Party Cast
Jonathan Learoyd, Gabriel Leavey, Onur Yasar Cocen, Henna Hussain, Benny Robles-Acosta, Lois Power, Casper Griffin

Editorial

Editor

Grading

Colourist
Thomas Mangham
Colour grade company
Black Kite Studios

Commission

Commissioner
Cheyenne Miller
Label
Awal Recordings
Head Of Marketing
Charlotte Birch Senior Director, Marketing

Misc

Colour Producer
Jade Denne

Rob Ulitski - 23rd Feb 2022

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