Director Molly Burdett at Spindle takes us on a beautiful and emotive journey of love and heartbreak for Joesef and Loyle Carner’s latest track ‘I Wonder Why’.
In her treatment Molly initially wrote that “the song has a very dream-like quality to it, particularly the pace and the echoing guitar builds an atmosphere that feels enchantingly melancholic. I aim to create a visual world for the video that feels as moving and engaging as the music. The heart of this video will be Joesef’s emotive and powerful performance. Set within one messy bedroom space, we explore the lingering feeling of heartbreak and the brutal cycle of emotions associated”.
The main element to the brief that Molly and the team asked us to look at was the subtle transition from cold to hot as the film and song develops. Colourist Adam Clarke managed to address the majority of this in the grade by establishing three main styles, cold, warm and a transitional period in- between the two.
On top of this the Flame and Nuke team, Carl, Chris and Elliot, worked together to layer up various VFX elements such as ice, frost and very subtle breath suspended in the air to help reiterate the cold atmosphere. To aid in reinforcing the warmer sections, it was a case of adding some fire and spark elements and then distorting the radio sequence to show it heating up, melting and then finally burning.
It was a pleasure to work on this with Ro, Miles, Molly and all of the delightful team at Spindle and
help bring their wonderful and engaging vison of a film to life – fantastic track as well!
Production Co: Spindle
Director: Molly Burdett
Executive Producer - Miles Nathan
Producer - Rosie Brear
Prod Co – Spindle
DP - Adric Watson
Movement Director - Chi-San Howard
1st AD - Ty Hack
Focus Puller - Eve Carreño
Loader - Josefine Thieme
Trainee - Ysiss McKen
Gaffer - Esteban Gimpelewicz
Spark - Leopold Nasseans
Spark - Jeff Celis
Production Designer - Charlotte King
Art Dept Assist - Kaitlin McCoo
Styling - Nathan Henry
MUA - Shamirah Sairally
Runner - Chiara Guy
Offline Edit – WORK
Editor - Hasani Franke
Post producer - Ellie McNaughtan @ WORK
Post-Production – Absolute Post
Colourist - Adam Clarke
Flame Artists – Carl Garcia Alvarez, Chris Tobin Nuke – Elliot Platt
Exec Producer - Jenna Le Noury
Assistant Post Producer - Ava Millard
Assistant Post Producer - Ollie Ireland
Audio Sound Mix - No 8
Special thanks to -
Ella Turner-Bridger & the residents of Sudbrooke Road
One Stop Films
The Frying Squad