Apparently Isaiah Seret (Prettybird) and his writing partner Mindy Le Brock, came up with the idea for for MGMT’s ‘Cool Song No. 2’ music promo, while sitting in Port Elizabeth Airport in South Africa. And that makes perfect sense, because there is a serious ‘District 9’ vibe going on here. However, this is a ‘District 9’ vibe that’s so stylised and sci-fi, and goes into a realm the aforementioned didn’t even begin to touch.
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And so to Anna Calvi’s latest single ‘Eliza’, the music promo which features some remarkable steadicam work from James Davis. Following Calvi as she runs through a forest, caught in the rain, red lipstick perfect throughout, this is a simple yet structured and strong film. It’s atmospheric and shows content in that intimate, up close and personal way in a style only accessible by shooting steadicam.
As you know, right now, it’s all about the zombies. We can’t get enough of the grey and groaning ghouls. They everywhere and oh yes, here they come again, this time from Tool director Tom Routson for DieHard Batteries.
The commercial follows a couple absconding the grips of a zombie-fest somewhere under an expressway.
You’ve got to love a music promo with a twist, particularly one as cool and quirky as a golden gangster. Following the rise of a young guy from the street into a gold plated guru (literally), Fleu & Manu have given Gesaffelstein’s 'Hate or Glory' a whole other shiny and bright view and it works.
Filmed during the night in a disused train station in Essex and directed by Robert Hackett, the latest music video for Public Service Broadcasting’s ‘Night Mail’ stands as a wonderful homage to William Auden’s own ‘Night Mail’, and more.
With the help of film projections, Hackett has interwoven old BFI footage across PSB’s audio, both of which feature the original Auden recordings.
Well. It’s safe to say Daniel Radcliff has finally thrown the shackles of Harry Potter and is carving a name for himself as both a remarkable and talented actor. With three films on release in 2013, including John Krokidas’ ‘Kill Your Darlings’, he's prooving adaptable.
With cinematography from theuber-talented Gavin Northover, ‘The Short Game’ is a feature length documentary, currently screening in cinemas globally. Following a group of junior golfing champs, the doc is insightful and compelling; it’s often funny and fun, and of course, it goes without saying, beautifully shot.
Under the direction of Josh Greenbaum, Northover has filmed the children and their families in an intimate and public setting and since premiering.
Undercranked is now looking after director, John Robert Brown. Brown helms from a strong narrative background, one that ensures honest performances from his talents. He has achieved an intense atmosphere and edge in his work, producing elegant and slick films, including the up-coming 'Promise' and recent 'Mum Says'. Additionally, John has successfully screened at the London Short Film Festival and Van D'ors. He is currently working on several feature and short film scripts and promos.
In December 2013, ‘American Hustle’ will be released in cinemas. Based on the FBI ABSCAM operation, which went down way back in the seventies, this one is a guaranteed to be a funky production.
Directed by David O. Russell, the movie has a stellar line up of Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence, and tells the story of a Irving Rosenfeld, played by Bale, and his associations with, amongst other things, the FBI, Mafia and town Mayor.
Japan’s Genki Sudo is a man on the remarkable side. A martial art’s champion, he formed the group World Order in 2009 and since has managed to cross a host of boundaries, including that of music and dance.
World Order first came to light in 2011 with ‘Machine Civilization’, a track produced in response to the Tohoku disaster.