Man's Best Friend winds up going where no man has gone before in this fantastical sci-fi video in which a dog gets trained and equipped to operate some high-speed machines to destinations seriously unknown.
Directed, animated and edited solely by Alex Southam comes Barns Courtney’s new video for ‘Golden Dandelions'. The video poses itself as a hybrid of animated mix media collages which explore the celebration of life, all delivered with a trippy psychedelic twist.
A sweet story about a girl and a huge hideous, yet lovable monster.
Richard Paris Wilson, director: "When I travelled to Iceland in the beginning of this year I just fell in love with the place. It's just so enchanted and raw; there are myths and stories bleeding out of the mountains and moss fields. So when I got home I was just constantly looking for the right job to take me back. When I heard 'Never Forget You', I hoped that it would be the perfect fit. To me, the song felt like a story about love, but not a typical love story. There was no romance - it's more about the love you have for a pet or imaginary friend, and how deep that might be if they lived forever. So I wrote this very simple story about a little girl and her life with a monster, who nobody else ever met.
MNEK, Zara Larsson, rumble and the commissioner Ailsa Robertson were so great in supporting it. And our producer Stephanie Paeplow managed to find the most amazing fixer, Unnar Helgi Danielsson, who just unlocked the door to Iceland. The crew were absolutely incredible - I wish I could fly them everywhere (and I will try). A special mention goes to Arni, our DOP, who was great.
Finally, I should definitely mention Jen Cardno - the monster creator, and Chris Fleming, who wore the suit. They were both heroes. I'll never forget running through Luton Airport with them as we held onto various parts of the Monster costume - we definitely got some odd looks there."
Alan Masferrer, director: "This is a personal approach to the stages of life: conception, pregnancy, birth, childhood, youth, adultness, oldness and death. This idea is complemented by the circular mise en scène, simulating a continuous trip that turns on the different sets that represent each stage, showing that life can be seen just as a a simple play.
Coincidentally the actress, Anna Hierro, one of the most talented contemporary dancers from Spain, was 4 months pregnant when we asked her to appear in the video. That fortunate coincidence gave an additional dimension to the essence of the project."
The video for Eliza and the Bear's new single 'Lion's Heart' sees the band performing on the outskirts of a foggy maze, inside of which a young woman is attempting to navigate her way around, haunted by faces in the hedge and ghostly figures.