Rob Ulitski - 20th Apr 2021

Matt Harris-Freeth directs a quirky cinematic ocean voyage for British Folk group The Longest Johns.

The video is set to the band's own version of Wellerman, which went viral on TikTok in 2020 and kicked off a global interest in sea shanties.

Shot on location along the Jurassic Coast, the video sees the band deliver a wry performance, living in comfort on the deck of a sailing vessel and passing their time in various ways. They await the arrival of the Wellerman, a ship that will bring much-needed provisions.

DoP Sarah Smither creates a cinematic and vibrant aesthetic through the use of anamorphic lenses and sweeping drone shots, capturing the atmosphere and textures of the nautical setting, whilst elevating the surreal, anachonistic vibes of the concept.

Credits

DirectorMatt Harris-Freeth
ProducerOliver Kendall
Production CompanyMintcake
Director of PhotographySarah Smither
Focus PullerAdam Pickford
Art DirectorNagea Rose
WardrobeRos Marshall
WardrobeLisa Leighton
Hair & Make-upIsabel While
EditorMatt Harris Freeth
Editing companyRobot Dinosaur
ColouristAlex Berry
Grading companyQuality Control
Post ProducerOliver Kendall
VFXSteve Millington
LabelDecca Records
Other creditsBen Platts From Flying Camera Company Matt Davies - Prop Hand Jez Hallett And The Crew And His Moonfleet Boat

Rob Ulitski - 20th Apr 2021

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