Mumford & Sons "Ditmas" (Alex Southam, dir.)

Mumford & Sons - Ditmas

Ditmas may be in refence to the Brooklyn neighborhood, but the view finds us in the lovely fields of the Kiev countryside with a horse-whispering warrior and a folk-turned-rock band performing in the round.

Alex Southam, director:: "The Cossack character (Evgeniy) in the video is a genuine cossack raised within a cossack community - part of his work now is to break and train horses so was the perfect subject for our film. Whilst the shoot was pretty brutal and unforgiving - particularly for our hero - we captured something really special, no more so than the moments in the final third of the video where our hero finally becomes one with the horse."

PS: Might there be a part two? Stay tuned...

Production Company
Independent Representative
Director of Photography
Editing Company
Executive Producer
Ole Yakoleva, Producer
Olenka Avrahova, Production Manager
Simon Ashen, First Assistant Director
Ralph Messer, First Assistant Camera
Howard Davidson, Gaffer
Guy Thompson, Art Director
Valik Bren, Stylist
Leo Sidor, Camera
Darren Ladbury, Camera Production Asst.
Mark Morley, Grip
Joe Jamieson, Digital Imaging Tech.
Freya Cardiff, Asst. Art Director
Houmam Abdallah, ETC, Colorist
Anya Lisevich, Make-up Artist