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Ben Reed Heads to the Eden Project for Beautifully Nostalgic George Ezra Promo

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Riff Raff director shoots the singer amongst the glorious fauna of the Cornish biodome

Ben Reed Heads to the Eden Project for Beautifully Nostalgic George Ezra Promo

Riff Raff’s Ben Reed has created a beautifully simple and subtle video for George Ezra’s latest track “Barcelona”. 

Shot over two days at The Eden Project, the video follows George Ezra filmed amongst glorious fauna in an intriguing and rather original way.

"We wanted to make something that was as soothing and sweet on the eyes as the song is to the ears. An effortless video that just drew you in.

I'd been playing a lot of Where's Wally online and watching old David Attenborough episodes and thinking about the time that Coppola directed a movie from a jacuzzi.

So we photographed him singing from hundreds of metres away on a giant zoom lens in the tropical environs of the Eden project.

 We were going to dress him as various plants and hide him, but it felt too outlandish, so we made him fly instead, because everyone should."

The end result is a really subtle piece of film, warm and great looking with the monster zooms giving the piece an individual aesthetic; a unique take on a performance video capturing George in candid and uncontrived manner against a stunning backdrop.


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Record Label

Artist: George Ezra

Commissioner : Elizabeth Doonan

Record Label: Sony

Production Company

AD: Casper Campbell

CEO : Matthew Fone

Director: Ben Reed

DOP: Nic Booth

Executive Producer: Sarah Boardman

Producer: Katie Lambert

Production Company: Riff Raff Films

Directors Rep: Joceline Gabriel

Stylist: Ruth Higginbotham

Genres: Music performance, People, Scenic

Categories: Music video, Short films

Riff Raff Films, Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:24:09 GMT