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Tom Walker 'Burn' by Elliott Gonzo

Rob Ulitski - 1st Nov 2023

Elliott Gonzo directs an cinematic promo for Tom Walker, where a young man discovers a burning easel in the middle of the forest. 

The video for Burn sees the character - played by Joshua James Smith - overcome with emotion as he watches the mysterious painting on the easel engulfed in flame. Then, foreshadowing the events to come, he is struck by lightning, before the entire forest starts to burn around him. 

Interspersed with high-energy performance sections, the video burns brightly across its two and a half minute runtime, before building to a fiery climax. 

With an earthy colour palette and frenetic cinematography, the video is beautiful to look at, and the balance of abstract narrative and performance checks all the boxes.

 

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Rob Ulitski - 1st Nov 2023

Tags

  • Indie
  • Performance
  • Forest
  • Fire
  • mysterious
  • Painting
  • Narrative

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Elliott Gonzo
Producer
Production Company
Production Manager
Lottie Lindsay-Beavan
1st AD
Sam Barnham

Camera

Director of Photography
JP Garcia
Focus Puller
Deniz Yildiz
2nd AC
Rory Thomas
Steadicam
Sebastian Joly

Lighting/Grip

Gaffer
Conrad Reid
Sparks
Ola Woreton, Santi Turu

Art

Production designer
Johnny Savage
Art Assistant
Charlie Stopler

Wardrobe

SFX Makeup Artist
Jenny Glynn

Casting

Lead actor
Joshua James Smith

Editorial

Editor
Elliott Gonzo

Grading

Colour Producer
Charlie Morris
Colourist
Alex Gregory
Colour grade company
No.8

Agent

Director's Representation

Commission

Commissioner
Kat Cattaneo
Label
Sony Music

Rob Ulitski - 1st Nov 2023

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