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Cavetown ft Beabadoobee 'Fall In Love With A Girl' by Chris Fowles

Rob Ulitski - 5th Apr 2022

Chris Fowles directs a poignant promo for Cavetown's Fall In Love With A Girl, featuring Beabadoobee.

The video sees the artist - real name Robin Skinner - create a series of narrative setups in a dollhouse, using small figurines and a selection of to-scale props. One of those small figurines follows the song's lead - they are placed in a conventional heterosexual relationship; but each time Cavetown's character returns to the doll's house, they have mysteriously turned away from this stereotypical set-up. 

Then a turning point changes the course of the narrative - triggered by the arrival of Bea, when Robin is absent. The figurine can then embrace the same-sex relationship they dream of.

Fowles shows impressive storytelling craft in making this all work. He approaches it in an an accessible, artistic way, and DoP Terrence Wilkins' superb cinematography - both in and out of the dollhouse - elevates the entire project. The performances of the artists also strike the right note.  

"I was so excited when this brief came in," says Fowles. "The track was such an earworm and an incredible chance to work with artists like Robin and Bea, who I’ve been a fan of for a while.

"The video is a playful lesson in not being able to control who you fall in love with. An attempt to control your destiny and finding (or in this case, creating) the perfect person."

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  • Narrative
  • Pop
  • Doll's House
  • Figurine
  • Relationship

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Chris Fowles
Producer
Alex White
Production Company
Jealous Films
Production Manager
Kris Declan
1st AD
Sam Barnham

Camera

Director of Photography
Terrence Wilkins
2nd AC
Chris Cox
1st AC
Luke John

Lighting/Grip

Gaffer
Charlie Relph
Sparks
Alice Ball, Louis Johnson

Art

Art Director
Anthony Hensman
Props Stylist
Katherine Docherty
Miniatures Art Director
Jennifer Kidd at Scale Model Studios
Model Makers
Jennifer Kidd, Ellen Carnegie

Wardrobe

Stylist
Kamran Rajput

Editorial

Editor
Chris Fowles

Agent

Director's Representation

Commission

Commissioner
Devin Sarno
Label
Warner

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