Cat Velez - 29th May 2015

Stuart Birchall has delivered this dark, emotive piece for the Young Guns' track Daylight. Isolated and trapped in dystopian, shadowy interiors, characters face their struggles before the light comes in, casting the darkness away. 


"Working with Young Guns was a pleasure, a really great bunch of guys. Very respectful and invested in the creative process. They trusted me to develop my ideas and concepts and tell a simple and powerful story with a less traditional structure. I have been busy developing my first feature film project over the last year and as a result worked on fewer music promos, it was really great to come back and work with the crew and a very talented band on a project that allowed me to explore some very strong narrative concepts.

"These include themes of identity, sexuality, fear of the unknown future of the species and consciousness. I always strive to make each promo a film in its own right, developing layered narratives. Working with dystopian themes was fun for me, working with a very strong ensemble cast who delivered some very powerful emotive performances throughout made for a very striking film we are all very happy with."

PRO Credits


DirectorStuart Birchall
ProducerMatthew Cummins
Production CompanyKode Media
Executive ProducerNathan Killham
1st ADNiall Coffey
Director of PhotographyRob Wilton
Focus PullerDan Alexander
2nd ACToby Mckay
GafferNeil Hawkins
Art DirectorOliver Hogan
WardrobeMarina De Buchi
WardrobeRichard Simpson
Make-upGemma Stafford
Make-upPenny Tyson
Director's RepresentationCarrie Sutton
CommissionerJames Hackett
Production AssistantPatricia Alonso-Paniagua
SteadicamEmilio Schlappi

Cat Velez - 29th May 2015

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