Luke Bather - 18th Oct 2016

British legends collide in Douglas Hart's morbid, expressionist piece for John Cooper Clarke & Hugh Cornwell.

Poet-turned-crooner John Cooper Clarke teams up with New Wave icon and ex-Stranglers frontman Hugh Cornwell in an unusual pairing - covering this ancient British rock 'n roll tune, and made further curious by Douglas Hart's dark and incredibly stylistic video.

The clip, presented in a 4:3 aspect ratio shows Clarke as a singular member of a funeral procession. Stylistically the video borrows heavily from German Expressionism, with a hint of Dario Argento thrown in for good measure. The outcome is sinister, yet theatrical and all sorts of cool.

PRO Credits


DirectorDouglas Hart
Production CompanyPrettybird
CommissionerDaniel Millar
Executive ProducerJuliette Larthe
ProducerHannah Bellil
Production AssistantElla Knight
1st ADLyle Lindgren
Director of PhotographyNick Morris
1st ACGary Long
2nd ACIsabel Boddy
GripDavid Bradshaw
GafferYan Murawski
Hair & Make-upStefania D'Agostino
WardrobeNaomi Golding
EditorAnnie Perri
Editing companyWork Editorial
ColouristPhilip Hambi
Grading companyMPC
Other creditsElectrician: Hamza Twomey, Camil Liberto, Ross Lusted SFX Supervisor: Nick Roberts Hair & Make Up Assistant: Olivia Bucknall Wardrobe: Runner: Clare Stewart, JJ Mcallister, Pedro Takahashi, Henri Calderon, Matt Lovett Tracking Vehicle Driver: Andreas Nirschl Camera Van Driver: Matt Reeves Action Vehicle Driver: Steve King BTS Stills: Jess Kohl Edit Assistant: Jamie Hodgson @ WORK Editorial VFX Artist: Daniel Hawkins

Luke Bather - 18th Oct 2016

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