To Kill A King
'My Crooked Saint'
The second in a four-part music video to accompany the E.P 'My crooked Saint'. Please find the other 3 parts on my vimeo.
We used to protest focusses on the elderly female character, Rose, seen outside her house in 'Bloody shirt'. The day starts as Rose pulls back the curtains to witness a mob of children rushing somewhere; signaling that something fateful is brewing on the estate where she lives. Moved with a sense of trepidation, nostalgia and excitement, Rose dutifully sets about making her stand.
We scheduled the entirety of this video in 1 day, with a few additional pick-ups slotted onto the last day when we struggled to complete. Personally I felt this was the most difficult video to film. We spent the morning out on the green, which despite having a great cast of kids who got it straight off the bat, and spirits being high, we had to battle with the wind, inconsistent cloud cover and the outdoor smoke machines. As we moved into the afternoon, things begun to slow down as we were dealing with incredibly small and narrow spaces, the resultantly difficult-lighting and art-department set-ups that were required, and the complex make-up and dress/lip-syncing scenes which I was afraid we would have to had written-out, if it wasn't for having such an incredibly talented Make-up and costume department.
I want to thank the kids involved for being so dedicated to the cause despite the lengthy day, along with Shelley-Eades Jones for keeping them all happy, amongst being so co-operative and understanding. Also, a big thanks goes out to Sharon and her family, who allowed us the use of their house for the filming of this video, even into the late hours. Also gratitude goes out to artist Paul, who attended for the day to do a great job with the camouflaging, as well as Amy, who did an awesome job with the face-painting single-handedly.