ALMA ft. French Montana 'Phases' by Charli XCX
Charli XCX was inspired by her own experiences with ALMA, the girl with the lime-green hair, for the Finnish singer's video of party-regret song Phases.
Charli co-wrote the song and after co-directing her own video for Boys with great success (it has two MVA nominations), she takes full directing reins on this one and demonstrates a sure instinct for pop video directing in the classic style.
“ALMA is a total rockstar," Charli told FADER. "Whenever I've partied with her it's been the hardest, most crazy, partying. Whether it's kicking the DJ off, taking over and crowd surfing a tiny bar in Finland or crashing some fancy LA birthday party and forcing everyone into the Macarena — it's always a totally wild time!
"It just made sense to turn the Phases video into an ALMA-style house party with her, her sister, and some of her best friends, and shoot it all. So that's basically what we did.”
|Producer||Ailsa Vanessa Tapping|
|Production Company||Partizan Darkroom|
|Executive Producer||Claire Stubbs|
|Production Manager||Joe Browne|
|1st AD||George Nelson|
|Director of Photography||Nick Morris|
|Focus Puller||Kate Mollins|
|2nd AC||Joe Douglas|
|Art Director||Ciaran Beale|
|Editing company||Final Cut|
|Grading company||The Mill|
|Other credits||Production Manager: Joe Browne Production Assistant: Jeanne Scahaise 2nd AD: Sara Rogers Runner: Ryan Jackson Runner: Gabriella Lafor Runner: Ben Bovkey Runner: Ben Cohen Trainee: Billy Askew Grip: Michael Farrell Spark: Tom Northam Spark: Ramzey Sabbagh Rigger: Tony Cardenas Art Director Assist: Steph Webb Art Director Assist: Catiana Becker Set Build: Andy Knight Stylist: Johnny Blue Eyes Stylist Assist: Simone Slyvester Stylist Assist: Jack Davy BTS: Henry Redcliffe Service Company: WMA Studios NY Production Manager: Alex Pearce NY Production Assist: Anthony Faure NY 1st AC: Julie Angelo NY 2nd AC: Tom Van Scoyoc NY Gaffer: Josh Schneiderman NY Grip: Patrick Knight NY Artist Styling: Emily B NY MUA: Colby Smith Thanks: Sonali De Alwis Special Thanks: James Hackett And Ian Carew|
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