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Talos 'Dance Against The Calm' by Niall O’Brien

Rob Ulitski - 30th May 2022

Niall O’Brien directs an absorbing, ultimately tender video for Talos's returning single Dance Against The Calm. 

Shot in Cork, the hometown of the Irish indie/electronic musician otherwise known as Eoin French, the promo sees the lead character (played by Sam Keeley) hang out at a local pub, drinking away his demons and grappling with a storm of emotions. 

Enigmatic flashbacks offer a small glimpse into a narrative, but not enough for it to become a key part of the story. Not quite yet, at least. Instead, after a quick break outdoors, Keeley returns to the bar, and is immediately comforted by every one of the patrons, who wrap their arms around him in a giant hug, allowing him to express his emotions freely. 

“It’s a song about lost futures, and a nostalgia that we sometimes carry for things that could have been,” says Eoin French - aka Talos. And the video is the first chapter in a three-part short directed by O'Brien.

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  • Narrative
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Emotion
  • Tender
  • Engigmatic
  • Pub
  • Cork

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Niall O’Brien
Producer
Peadar O’goill

Camera

Director of Photography
Albert Hooi
Focus Puller
Jp Quill

Wardrobe

Wardrobe
Gracie Collier

Choreography

Choreographer
Irene Belle

Casting

Lead actor
Sam Keeley

Editorial

Editor
Matt Berardi

Grading

Colourist
Kaitlyn Battistelli
Colour grade company

Agent

Director's Representation

Rob Ulitski - 30th May 2022

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