Rushes: The Music Video Category
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Music promos by filmmakers from around the world and under 12 minutes.
A Good Day To Die - Mishkin
Dir. Ben Daure, (Grape Productions) UK, 5m 12s
A Butter God is commanding the grim reaper (Craig) to carry out his sick and twisted deeds because of a rough history between Butter God and Mr Toast. Grim unwillingly carries out his orders until eventually he snaps and decided to rid the city of the filthy cretins that dwell within it.
Into The Cosmos – Architeq
Dir. Darren Robbie, (Chopsy Animation) UK, 2m 42s
What happens to all the old vinyl people used to play? From out of attics, rubbish bins & forgotten shelving, the records are summoned to an old warehouse by a mysterious ‘collector’. Into The Cosmos is ChopsyAnimations first foray into the world of music videos, a tie-in with music maker Architeq from Tirk Records.
Food – Matthew Garton
Dir. Samuel De Ceccatty, (Cat & Bear Pictures) UK, 3m 6s
On Matthew Garton's song Colourful, fruits come to life over the beam of a scanner.
Isles – Little Comets
Dir. Aoife McArdle, (Agile Films) UK, 3m 13s
Isles is an eye-opening and breath-taking look at the hidden beauty in Britain's decaying urban environments. Shot over the course of a week around the UK and Northern Ireland, Isles is a starkly evocative look at urban life in 20th Century Britain.
On Melancholy Hill - Gorillaz
Dir. Jamie Hewlett & Pete Candeland, (Zombie Flesh Eaters & Passion Pictures) UK, 4m 21s
On Melancholy Hill is the second video from the Gorillaz’ Plastic Beach album. In a continuation of the story which began with Stylo, we follow members of the band and some of their musical collaborators on a dramatic ocean based journey in their quest to reach Plastic Beach. Travelling in state of the art submersibles are (in order of appearance) Lou Reed, Gruff Rhys from Super Furry Animals, Snoop Dogg, Paul Simon and Mick Jones from The Clash, and De La Soul (Pos, Dave and Maseo).
One (Your Name) – Swedish House Mafia
Dir. Henrik Hanson, (Hanson&Hanson Stockholm HB) Sweden, 3m 21s
A night out.
Marching Song – Esben & The Witch
Dir. Peter King & David Procter, Agenda Collective) UK, 4m 24s
The video opens on close-ups of the band's members, each cut timed to a chord change. As the song escalates, their faces grow progressively bloodier and more battered and increasingly difficult to watch.
No Room For Mistakes – Murder
Dir. William Stahl, (Good Boy! Creative) Denmark, 4m 41s
This Dickensian fable illustrates how the most dangerous predator stalking modern man, is a creature known as conformity.
My Name Is Robert – Dan Deacon
Dir. Kathryn Marshall, UK, 1m 21s
Shot in a single-take, the music video was choreographed using painted wooden blocks and two actors. Music used in the video, My Name is Robert, was composed by Dan Deacon.
Mrs Violet – Joe Cave
Dir. Dan Shipton, (Good Egg) UK, 4m 10s
A one shot video where Mrs Violet is lead to her death by 'time echoes' of her dead ex.
Iron - Woodkid
Dir. Yoann Lemoine, (Caviar / HSI London)
France, 3m 45s
Quite simply a stunning labour of love by director Yoann Lemoine for his own musical project, Woodkid. Yoann set out to make a statement about heroic fantasy – and seven months of hard work later Iron was completed. As well as composing, singing and directing, multi-talented Lemoine also had a hand in the editing and the 3D work. Models Agyness Deyn and Willy Cartier feature in this highly stylised, beautifully photographed and lovingly realised piece.
Newport – N/A
Dir. MJ Delaney
(Love Commercial Production Co.) UK, 3m 26s
Parody of New York State of Mind.
Island – The XX
Dir. Saam Faramand, (Partizan) UK, 3m
Music Video for The XX.
Upside – Kano
Dir. Henry Scholfield, (Partizan) UK, 3m 5s
Music video for Kano.
Gold Dust – Dj Fresh
Dir. Ben Newman, (Pulse Films) UK, 3m 37s
Ben Newman took his crew to Brownsville Project in Brooklyn to film New York’s finest Double Dutch Champions ‘Jumpers in Command’ for DJ Fresh’s new single Gold Dust. Capturing the authentic essence of the neighbourhood, the promo perfectly partners the relentless energy of Fresh’s track.
Do It Like A Dude – Jessie J
Dir. Emil Nava, (Pulse Films) UK, 3m 22s
Emil Nava’s promo for the red hot Jessie J captures the singer in an all-out inspiring performance for the pop stomping Do It Like A Dude. Featuring a cast of vicious ladies, excellent choreography from Kim Taylor and brutal make-up by Andrew Gallimore, this is already a major internet hit and where the web leads, TV will surely follow…
Let You Go – Chase And Status
Dir. Thirtytwo, (Pulse Films) UK, 4m 1s
Will Lovelace and Dylan Southern (aka Thirtytwo) have directed a compelling, searing tale of rank hypocrisy for Plan B’s remixer buddies Chase and Status. Playing like Smack My Bitch Up with added context and (and conscience) it’s utterly convincing: the televisual dealer in dirt and exploiter of weakness and misery who’s more corrupt and depraved than anyone on his daily circus of revelation, humiliation and rabble-rousing.
Thunder On The Mountain - Wanda Jackson Ft. Jack White
Dir. Thirtytwo, (Pulse Films) UK, 5m 44s
A sizzling performance from the First Lady of Rockabilly Wanda Jackson and her new sidekick/producer Jack White of the Dylan song Thunder On The Mountain, smartly captured by Thirtytwo – that’s Will Lovelace and Dylan Southern – shot in a record pressing plant in Nashville.
Kidz – Take That
Dir. Mat Whitecross & Eran Creevy, Pulse Films) UK, 5m 8s
Following the rowing adventure that was his video for Take That’s The Flood, Mat Whitecross teams up with Eran Creevy for their next single Kidz. The promo was shot in two hectic days with spaceship interiors, exteriors, SWAT teams, army, police, Humvees, ambulances, armored vehicles, a fake helicopter, 200 hundred extras, and most importantly... Take That.
Miami – Foals
Dir. Dave Ma, (Pulse Films) UK, 4m 22s
On “Miami,” you hear a more swaying groove that’s certainly less anxious than foals last pass, and with its video you see far less an oil-slicked political statement than with their last album’s clip “Olympic Airways”. Starring famed transsexuals Calpernia Addams and Glamourous Monique the video exhibits prison-yard buffed bods, wire fences and a fight scene that’s resolved by the arrival of a hydraulic-powered Chevy.
Runaway - Devlin
Dir. Emil Nava (Pulse Films) UK, 3m 36s
Emil Nava, winner of the Best Music Video at the Soho Shorts Fesitval for Our House Is Dadless by Kid British, interprets the modern urban folk of Devlin’s Runaway with aplomb in this quintessentially British promo.
Time Flies - The Heavenly Spheres
Dir. Yuki Nishimura, (Yuki Nishimura) Japan, 4m 56s
Based on lyrics, Inspired by 60-70's psychedelic art and music scenes.
Gentleman In Squalor - Top Shelf Jazz
Dir. Alex Sufit, (Lexitricity Productions) UK, 2m 59s
Filmed on 16mm at Last Days of Decadence in Shoreditch, the video is inspired by Bugsy Malone and Oliver Twist. Set in the prohibition era, it features actor Dexter Fletcher, professional swing dancers and a bunch of kids aged 7-12yrs, who were picked from local schools and had no previous experience of acting on film.
Bombay – El Guincho
Dir. Canada, (Partizan) Spain, 5m 40s
Music video for El Guincho.
I Know – David Lynch
Dir. Sam Pilling, Chris Lee, Paul Storrie, UK, 4m 5s
Music video for David Lynch's I Know made for £450 as part of the genero.tv competition, the video focuses on the lead character's feelings of lust, desire and obsession.
Blind Faith - Chase & Status Feat. Liam Bailey
Dir. Daniel Wolfe, (Somesuch & Co.) UK, 9m 19s
Blind Faith was an Internet sensation, trending on Twitter and getting over 100,000 views in its first 24 hours online.
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