Jack Whiteley, director: "Spring King are good friends of mine and I’ve watched them as they’ve grown from a DIY solo project to a signed, four-piece band. For me, one of their unique selling points is that their drummer, Tarek, is also their frontman and lead singer. So I wanted to do a video that centred on his performance and really captured the amazing energy that him and the rest of the guys bring to their performing.
Wise men enter prison with a brave face, but they also leave with fear as they step out into the unknowns of freedom. That's the crux of this short story of a music video Woody Harrelson as a long incarcerated man reconnecting with his daughter — played by real-life daughter, Zoe Harrelson — and the rest of his life.
"Song For Someone" serves as a thematic tie-in with Sundance series RECTIFY, about a perhaps innocent man who gets freed after 19 yers on Death Row.
The narrative impulse behind ‘Calling Me’ was immediate. A story familiar to us all. There’s a vulnerability we all face growing up. Grappling with who you are. Who you want to become. You’re driven by instinct as much as reacting to what’s going on around you. What others think of you. And that’s the battle we’ve all had to fight.
Eoin poetically presents the struggles of young love for Aquilo's debut song. This is a two-part video for the band.
My interpretation of the song tells a coming-of-age story about the loss of innocence. How things could have been different if the lead protagonist had pursued a relationship with her best friend instead of his older, cooler brother, and her coming to terms with this.
Cast: Madeline Duggan, Tom Cawte, Lewis Vernon
Casting Dir: Anna Kennedy Casting (Thanks to Anna and Rachel)
Sway Clarke II learns that what goes around sometimes comes around after a long "walk of shame" home. The video structure seems ideal for a twist, but director Eoin Glaister makes it more of a red herring instead. That said, even if you see the end coming — you likely won't — you'll still be surprising by the song's sudden stop for a potentially life-changing phone call, and an equally rap break.