David Knight - 1st Nov 2017

The second half of The Architect, Thomas James' two-part sequence of videos for Paloma Faith, continues the story where it left off at the end of Crybaby: one boy cannot stand the oppressive regime of an institution that is 'creating' the future leaders of a cruel totalitarian state. He flees and the supportive Paloma races after him.

That sets off a chain of events explored in Guilty, where the cruel rulers of the Darwinian school that punishes any weakness or sensitivity in its students are faced with a revolt, and their demise.

But if that is predictable, what happens after that is not. In a way, James ramps up the cruelty further, as the true Architect is revealed. But he also manages to maintain the sense of a pop video even as the narrative gets ever darker.

PRO Credits


DirectorThomas James
ProducerChristian Gill
Production CompanyBlack Dog Films
Executive ProducerSam Holmes, Martin Roker
Director of PhotographyBenjamin Wearing
WardrobeAlex Noble
HairHair Designer
Make-upLan Nguyen
EditorJames Wright
Editing companyTenThree
ColouristRichard Fearon
Post production companyMPC
Post ProducerZoe Hockings
Director's RepresentationHolly Wolfers
CommissionerElizabeth Doonan
Other creditsProduction Designer – Alexander Cameron Casting: Hammond & Cox Service Company – 2332 Service Company Producer – Dasha Deriagina Assistant Editor: Amanda Jenkins Head Of Colour Production: Ellora Chowdhury Colour Production: Olivia Jessop Post Production Coordinator: Tamara Mennell Additional Finishing: Luti Media Compositor & Motion Designer: Asad Naveed Executive Assistant: Fatima Ouklilane Head Of Production: Ed Hoadley

David Knight - 1st Nov 2017

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