Harry Styles 'Kiwi' by Us
Chris Barratt and Luke Taylor - aka directing duo Us – return to music videos after a very long hiatus with a big, messy video for Harry Styles.
It starts with kids and cakes - lots of them. And in a kind of an anti-Great British Bake Off, the purpose of the exercise is clearly cake destruction, in a massive pastry, pie and sponge dust-up in the school hall. When a boy enters the fray in a resplendent rose-patterned suit we can assume this is Harry's mini-avatar, about to rule supreme in the cake war.
Well, actually that would be quite wrong. We haven't reached the ultimate level of mayhem yet. That only happens when, finally, Harry himself arrives - carrying armfuls of puppy dogs...
Barratt and Taylor somehow orchestrate all this chaos into a visual treat, ably assisted by DoP Ben Fordesman's typically cinematic photography and a great grade by Simone Grattarola. And whoever baked all those cakes deserves a medal too.
|Production Company||Academy Films|
|Executive Producer||Morgan Clement|
|Executive Producer||Sheira Rees-davies|
|Director of Photography||Ben Fordesman|
|Art Director||Dan Betteridge|
|Stylist (Artist)||Harry Lambert|
|Casting director||Hammond & Cox|
|Editing company||The Assembly Rooms|
|Grading company||Time Based Arts|
|Director's Representation||Academy Films|
Ninja Tune's East Anglian rapper Dels and directing team Us have a special relationship. Chris Barrett and Luke Taylor of Us got their directing career off the ground (back when they were Us …
Paul Mescal makes an emotional call to his girlfriend at the beginning of the video for The Rolling Stones' Scarlet, directed by Chris Barrett and Luke Taylor - aka Us. So far, so Normal …
For their previously unreleased song Follow Me Around, Radiohead have a wonderful new video by directing duo Us - Chris Barrett and Luke Taylor - starring Guy Pearce. He plays the hapless …
Jérémie Rozan mixes up western and eastern cultures in his surreal and stunningly visual promo for Brodinski and Bloody Jay's Us, taking us on a mind-bending tour of Chinese and …
Stink Films have announced that Andzej Gavriss, who directed the acclaimed and award-winning …
Nisha Mullea has joined Caviar in London as an executive producer to work alongside managing …
The award-winning Mouthpiece agency announces today an exciting addition to their team with …
London-based production studio KODE has announced the signing of Josh Sondock to their roster of …
The new episode of The Promonews Podcast: Talking Music Videos is out today, …
Berlin-based director Anuk Rohde has signed to FRIEND in London for music video representation.