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Arlo Parks 'Weightless' (Director's Cut) by Marc Oller

Rob Ulitski - 2nd Mar 2023

The Director's Cut of Marc Oller's video for Arlo Parks' Weightless arrives, and adds weight to the symbolism around a story of a couple falling out of love.

Oller employs powerful visual metaphors to tell the tale, which are given free rein in this version: Arlo in a car with no driver, a house breaking apart, cars crashing, and perhaps most powerfully of all, a wild horse having escaped from its captor, running free in the city.

Within these scenes, Parks herself comes across strongly, performing the song which is the first release from her forthcoming album, My Soft Machine - the anticipated follow-up to her Brit and Mercury Prize-winning debut Collapsed In Sunbeams.

Shot in Serbia last December, Oller says that ‘’we followed the brief of how a lover gets tethered to the idea of someone, either to how good it felt at the beginning or how close things are to looking up, whilst also wanting to present Arlo in a way that her fans had not seen before." He adds that this presented various challenges on the shoot, particularly due to bad weather affecting the production.

"We had to recreate the exact same room we were shooting in an apartment, then wreck it with a bulldozer," he says. "The construction team was outstanding."

So was the horse, called Asa - who is a magnificent presence in the video, captured wonderfully by DoP Zach Spiger and his team. "Asa was a great actress - we all fell in love with her and she actually made our lives easy," says Oller. "Unfortunately, it was raining heavily and the shoot was constantly interrupted by the storm. This tightened our schedule and we had to sacrifice many shots that we had planned on shooting." 

Shot on film, which also presented challenges in terms of finding the right kit for "an old school kind of shoot", Oller adds that he was supported by both familiar and new collaborators to achieve his goals.

"They were all amazingly talented and invested in the project," he declares. "Zack Spiger is an old collaborator - we shot a short film back in the day when I lived in Tokyo; Vicki Viñas is one of my longest time collaborators and she’s an outstanding art director and has the best taste; Alberto Ojeda is one of the best steadicam operators in Spain; and Ana Cano is my oldest collaborator and my ‘go-to’ for hair and makeup.

"And I loved working with our new Head of Music Videos at CANADA, Callum Harrison, who always challenged me to keep pushing the boundaries of creativity and was a great support."

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Marc Oller
Sara Renteria
Anna Bacardit
Débora Zhang
Production Company
Service Company
Cyber Few Good Men
Service Co Exec Producer
Vuk Marjanovic
Head of Music Video
Callum Harrison
Cyber Few Good Men Line Producer
Branka Ilić
Production Manager
Aleksandar Vidovic & Аnja Petrović
1st AD
David Jovanovic
Location Scout
Nemanja Stojanović & Srdjan Radojković


Director of Photography
Zack Spiger
Alberto Ojeda
Steady Assistant
Manu Rodriguez
1st AC
Romain Malavoy
2nd AC
Nenad Ristic
Video Assist
Nemanja Oravec & Milos Ristić & Nikola Čojčić


Dragan Sapic
Best Boy
Aleksandar Davidović
Jovan Todorović


Art Director
Vicki Viñas


Stylist (Artist)
Lewis Munday
Stylist (Cast)
Natalia Vega
Make-up (Artist)
Emilie Louizides
Make-up (Cast)
Ana Cano




Fouad Gaber
Post Production
Álvaro Posadas @CANADA
Post Production Assistant
Marta Castillo @CANADA
Post Production Coordinators
Javier Botella & Marina M. Campomanes


William Kjarval

Other credits

Graphic Design

Judit Musachs


Sophie Williams

Transport Coordinator

Božidar Marinković

Safety Coordinator

Milan Djole Alavanja

Stunt Coordinator

Slaviša Ivanović


Marko Joksimović

Precision driver

Marko Vasiljević



Key Grip

Emir Bihorac


Nikola Savić

SFX Coordinator

Stanislav Stanko Knežević

Local Art Director

Nikola Nikolć

Props Buyer

Dragan Mladenović

Set Dressers

Boban Mladenović & Dragan Milovanović & Zlatan Milovanović

Local Stylist

Petra Leskovac Vučković

Wardrobe Assistant

Milica Jevdjić

Suppliers Vision Team

Sapa Light, Puccini Catering, Cinevent, Geseme, Cinelab Romania

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