The Script and director Frank Borin team with non-profit A Sense of Home for a documentary video that shows how they help former foster children who have aged out of the system and have been left without families, homes, or any safety net.
MNEK's "Paradise" video explores beauty, pain, and makes a powerful statement about police brutality.
Ciaran Lyons, director: "I think the themes of MNEK’s track will resonate with a lot of people. What grabbed me was the underlying idea of the different responses elicited by the chaos of the modern world - the desire to escape from the real world into a fantasy paradise vs the possibility of standing strong and separate from all the madness and cruelty, in the hope of preserving something better. It’s a theme reminiscent of those who “carry the fire” in The Road.
The intention with the video was to echo these themes, while maintaining the ambiguity of the lyrics. Escaping, or standing apart can be seen either as an act of strength and heroism, or callousness and cowardice. So we have this beautiful human walking through a fantasy landscape made from symbols of growth and decay, never stopping, never getting involved, but coming out the other end still intact, and still beautiful."
Styles collide with hippies, bikers, rockers and queens all facing off as if in a West Side Story fever dream. Plus, there's a feature by Stormzy, and Little Mix even grant their moms cameos to add even more power to the proceedings.
An impressively cinematic clip for Danish band Phlake, shot in Cape Town by Sashinski for their song Pregnant, starts with the tension of a bank robbery, and then flashes back to the same man behind the motorcycle helmet, working as a cook at a diner, then meeting and falling for a newly-employed waitress.
After a steamy romance, the pair move in together and the waitress falls pregnant, and the pressures begin - especially as it coincides with him being laid off work. Which then brings us back to the bank robbery which starts the video...
UK singer Laura Doggett puts in a sterling performance in Rollo's slow-burning 'tale of heartbreak' promo for her forthcoming single Moonshine.
FROM THE DIRECTOR
"In essence it's a simple story in which we study the fallout from heartbreak and our heroine being forced to embrace the future in order to move past it. It was an idea I had in the back of my head for a while, but it took this collaboration to properly realise it - everything fit together very well.
Maybe part of what makes boy bands great is that they take direction — you say dance, and they dance — but sometimes that is can also be their undoing. Such is the case in this (purposefully) disastrous video where the band dance their way out of business.