Massive Attack ft. Young Fathers 'Voodoo In My Blood' by Ringan Ledwidge
Ringan Ledwidge makes a very rare return to directing music videos with an absolute riveter for Massive Attack's Voodoo In My Blood featuring Young Fathers (from the new EP Ritual Spirit), with top British actress Rosamund Pike in an encounter in a deserted London underpass with a very menacing floating orb.
Ledwidge draws on influences from classic '80s horror (in particular the late Andrzej Żuławski's Possession, and Phantasm 2) to create something with a less obviously creepy aesthetic. But the way that the sphere controls an increasingly Pike is a nailbiting study in menacing suspense, as well as a metaphor on human dependence on technology.
And although less obvious that the recent Chemical Brothers video directed by Dom & Nic, this is also the result of some brilliant VFX work, in this case executed by the team at Electric Theatre Collective.
|Production Company||Rattling Stick|
|Director of Photography||Franz Lustig|
|Production designer||John Beard|
|Executive Producer||Andy Orrick|
|Production Manager||Tiwirayi Magwenzi|
|Costume designer||Natalie Humphries|
|Editing company||Work Editorial|
|Post production company||Electric Theatre Collective|
|VFX Producer||Libby Behrens|
|Sound design||Aaron Reynolds|
|Lead actor||Rosamund Pike|
|Other credits||PRODUCTION CO-ORDINATOR: Rory Macrae LOCATION MANAGER Tom Petch 1ST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Jez Oakley 2nd ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Henry Forsyth RUNNER: Esrael Alem RUNNER: Alex Von Brockdorff RUNNER: Riccardo D’Amico FOCUS PULLER: Jeff Vine CLAPPER LOADER: Christian Swain GRIP: Llewellyn Harrison DIT: Alix Milan CCTV OPERATOR: Nick Barber SOUND RECORDIST: Howie Nicol PLAYBACK Dave Bagnall GAFFER: Reuben Garrett ELECTRICIAN: Matthew Butler ELECTRICIAN: Adrian Mackay ELECTRICIAN: Anton Stuber ART DEPARTMENT ASSISTANT: Arthur Rambo SFX TECHNICIAN: BOB THORNE AT ANARCHY MODELS SFX TECHNICIAN: James Churches SFX TECHNICIAN: Carrie Drake WARDROBE ASSISTANT: Ellen Crawshaw MAKE-UP ASSISTANT: Tiffane Williams MANICURIST: Lee Moore WINNEBAGO DRIVER: Paul Bulicz CAMERA CAR DRIVER: Alister Bugge PARAMEDIC: Paddy Nicholas INITIAL CONCEPT ART (ORB): James Clyne (ILM) TITLES DESIGN: Hingston Studio CG LEADS: Julien Soulage, Graeme Turnbull CG ARTISTS: Giuseppe Bufalo, Sean Elliott, Oscar Hill, Khayat Rimelle, André Correia, Ilaria Introzzi, Guglielmo Gagliano Candela, Annie Rowland, Luping Shi 2D LEAD: James Belch 2D ARTISTS: Andrew Stewart, Mike Simons, Alex Grey, Rafa Vormittag, Ryan Knowles|
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