Cat Velez - 31st July 2015

Frequent Florence + the Machine collaborator Vincent Haycock, who previously helmed the initial chapters of How Big How Blue How Beautiful series - including St. JudeWhat Kind of Man and Ship to Wreck - captivates us with this ten-minute piece featuring the tracks Queen of Peace and Long And Lost. 

The short film feels part of the same world Haycock and Welch’s have created for The Odyssey series, although it was shot in Scotland’s lush Isle of Easdale. This consistency is due in part to the continued exploration of conflict through contemporary dance employed to express each facet of the story.

In previous videos, Welch is seen fighting against the painful dissolution of a relationship and what is left of herself afterwards, but this new proposition takes us back into her past, during her formative experiences as a child. The drama depicts the clash of a youthful Welch’s compassion against the violent feuding around her. The raw emotional performance of Welch is artfully set against the striking winter landscapes of Scotland.

The Odyssey is set to cover all tracks in the album through this year and into 2016, and will culminate in a long, chaptered musical film.

PRO Credits


DirectorVincent Haycock
ProducerNick Goldsmith
Production CompanyPark Pictures
Executive ProducerStephen Brierley
Executive ProducerPaul McKee
1st ADTed Mitchell
Director of PhotographySteve Annis
EditorVincent Haycock
ColouristArnold Ramm
CommissionerBob Brimson, Natalia Maus
LabelIsland Records UK
Creative DirectorTabitha Denholm
Head Of ProductionSarah Drummond
Production CoordinatorJennifer Barrie
ChoreographyRyan Heffington
Fight Co-ordinatorPaul Donnelly
Sound designTom Paolantonio
OnlineKevin Kim
Director's RepresentationAlexa Haywood at Free Agent UK
Other creditsLead Male: Frederick Schmidt Florence Double: Denna Thomsen Young Florence: Caitlin Lorimer Young Frederick: Finn Kelly Young Florence’s Brother: Mikey Hoc Teenage Florence: Kate McLaughlin Frederick’s Mum: Kath Gordon Florence’s Mum: Irene Kane Frederick’s Dad: Owen Abbott Florence’s Cousin: Alexander McCabe Florence’s Uncle 1: Nick Murray Florence’s Uncle 2: Martin McBride Florence’s Uncle 3: Alan Carrick Frederick’s Cousin 1: Danny Main Frederick’s Cousin 2: Barry Irvince Frederick’s Uncle 1: Craig Docherty Frederick’s Uncle 2: Chris McAdam Frederick’s Uncle 3: Sean Taylor Kid 1: George Mann

Cat Velez - 31st July 2015

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