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Bullet For My Valentine 'No More Tears To Cry' by Harry Lindley

Rob Ulitski - 9th Jan 2023

Bullet For My Valentine face their demons in Harry Lindley's brooding promo for No More Tears To Cry. 

Following the tradition of iconic rock videos of the early Noughties, the video combines performance and an abstract narrative, which sees a man - played by Milo Max Burgess - haunted by twisted manifestations of dark memories, and features practical effects and CG animation, also directed by Lindley. 

Visually captivating, DoP Rick Joaquim's stirring cinematography blends frenetic camera movement with atmospheric lighting, creating an aesthetic that feels haunting yet full of raw energy. 

"For this video the band wanted to explore some of the demons that they’ve battled in their lives," says Harry Lindley. "Working closely with creative director Fiona Gardens and DOP Rick Joaquim, we developed a grungy, horror look inspired by Tim Burton and the Saw franchise. We found ways to illustrate their demons visually - for example we landed on a spider with syringes for legs to represent addiction.

"We combined practical effects and CGI to bring these creatures to life. We also reached out to Bullet’s very active fanbase to send us images that symbolise adversity that they’ve faced. These are cut into the video almost subliminally during the opening and closing sequences."

Rob Ulitski - 9th Jan 2023

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  • Director's notes
  • Narrative
  • Heavy Metal
  • Performance
  • Horror
  • Tim Burton
  • Saw
  • Grungy
  • CGI

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Harry Lindley
Producer
Fiona Garden
Producer
Our Friend Tim
Production Company
Wanderland Films

Camera

Director of Photography
Rick Joaquim
Focus Puller
Tuncer Ozdemirr
Focus Puller
Michael Rock-perring
2nd AC
Joanna Cuper
Steadicam
Benjamin Eeley
DIT
Sam Goldward

Lighting/Grip

Gaffer
Sonny Horweol
Indie Film Hire

Art

Art Director
Izzi Valentine
Art Assistant
Becky Liddiard

Wardrobe

Stylist
Izzi Valentine
Make-up
Lara Weidman
Make-up
Sarah Bowden

Casting

Lead actor
Scarlet May Robinson
Lead actor
Milo Max Burgess

Animation

Animator
Harry Lindley

Editorial

Editor
Sarah Faulkner

Grading

Colour Producer
Charles Ed Morris
Colourist
Alex Gregory
Colour grade company
No.8

VFX

VFX
Harry Lindley
Post production company
Wanderland Films

Misc

DoP's representation
Independent Talent Group

Rob Ulitski - 9th Jan 2023

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