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The 1975 'Part Of The Band' by Samuel Bradley

Rob Ulitski - 12th July 2022

Samuel Bradley directs a enigmatic promo for The 1975, with creative direction by Patricia Villirillo, taking inspiration from cinema's greats - from Ingmar Bergman to Anton Corbijn.

The first release from new album Being Funny In A Foreign Language, the video presents an ambiguous black and white concept, with giant balloons, teenage violinists and a whole host of eccentric characters. 

Shot on film, the abstract vignettes feel vintage and experimental, and the cinematography acts as the glue that binds the divergent ideas together. 

The beauty of videos like this is the search for meaning and understanding, and the different interpretations each viewer will make, but one thing's for sure - it's great to have the group back. 

Rob Ulitski - 12th July 2022

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  • black and white
  • Film
  • aesthetic
  • Cinematography
  • Performance
  • Vignette

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Samuel Bradley
Producer
Jamie Glydon
Producer
Production Company
1st AD
Ellicia Lotherington
Production Assistant
Alice Kavanagh Ellis 2nd AD

Camera

Director of Photography
James Beattie
Focus Puller
George Beattie
2nd AC
Patrycja Cygan
Trainee
Thomas D Wood

Lighting/Grip

Gaffer
Matt Moran
Key Grip
Paul Mammonne
Spark
Harry Burner

Art

Production designer
Louis Gibson
Set Assistants
Kiara Gourlay, Eleanor Beale

Wardrobe

Stylist
Patricia Villirillo
Hair
Matt Mullhurn
Make-up
Elaine Lynsky
Styling Assistant
Nelima Odhiambo Styling Assistant

Choreography

Movement Director
Liv Lockwood

Casting

Casting director

Editorial

Editor
Toby Heard
Editing company
Pundersons Gardens

Grading

Colourist
John O'Riordan
Colour grade company
Pundersons Gardens

Commission

Label
Dirty Hit

Misc

Creative Director
Patricia Villirillo

Rob Ulitski - 12th July 2022

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