Crystal Fighters 'Champion Sound' by Ben Strebel & Lewis Kyle White
Directing duo Ben + Lewis explore the dialectic of hedonism and hard knocks at the heart of Crystal Fighters' Champion Sound with their new video.
Luke Treadaway (Killing Bono, Attack the Block and Clash of the Titans) plays the concertina-playing busker who's lured by revellers - and particularly the luminous Georgina Bevan - onto a surreal journey towards self-realisation.
Employing a challenging number of locations, cast members and sumptuous styling - with Vivienne Westwood providing clothing throughout - this ambitious production (through Soho-based Saloon Films) is a visual feast - and the band themselves pop up as the extravagantly dressed pied pipers of the pleasure dome.
"This is a cinematic narrative-driven piece, which was developed conceptually to reflect the spirit of Crystal Fighters," explain Ben and Lewis. "The film was a journey for everyone involved. The track was inspiring, as was the commitment of everyone involved in the making of the film. We somehow managed to pull off a huge scale shoot over just two days."
|Production Company||Saloon Films|
|Art Director||Ben Lack|
|Casting director||Leo Beamish & Chandra Ruegg|
|Production Manager||Joey Seager|
|Production Assistant||Frankie Chambers|
|Focus Puller||Ben Plant|
|1st AD||Boris Becker|
|2nd AD||Louis Barron|
|Assistant Art Director||Mark Couzens|
|Artist management||Giant Men Management|
|Director||Lewis Kyle White|
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