Chris Martin Explores Reality and Imagination for 'Champion of the World' Music Video

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Caviar's Cloé Bailly directs the poetic video of a misunderstood boy who shelters in his own dreams
Chris Martin Explores Reality and Imagination for 'Champion of the World' Music Video

Coldplay have premiered the video for Champion Of The World, from their acclaimed number one album, Everyday Life.

Directed by Cloé Bailly, this poetic music video explores the imagination of a lonely, misunderstood boy - played by Chris Martin - who finds shelter in his own dreams. With every situation and feeling getting distorted by his fantasy, we are taken on a beautiful journey between reality and imagination.   

We get transported into a visually expressive and cinematic world which is whimsical and enchanting full of charisma and quirky nuances, reminiscent of De Vito and Michel Gondry’s work and the beautiful film, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Cloé explains: “It’s about this magic power kids have to switch off from reality and jump into their own world, especially when having to cope with pain. It’s a timeless story about feeling out of place and not fitting in and how this feeling can be the source of infinite creativity and an endless drive in life.” She adds: “It’s been such an honour to work with Coldplay. They have been so trusting on set and I am super grateful for them respecting me artistically in the making of this video.” 

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PRODUCTION COMPANY: CAVIAR

DIRECTOR: CLOÉ BAILLY

EP: DANIELLA MANCA

PRODUCER: TOM BIRMINGHAM

SERVICE PRODUCTION: LA PANDA

SERVICE PRODUCER: ELISA LLERAS

PRODUCTION MANAGER: DEREK BISHE

PRODUCTION CO-ORDINATOR : KIM CARNEY

DOP: PATRICK MELLER

FOCUS PULLER: DANNY FERRELL

2ND AC: EDGAR GOMEZ

1ST AD: HEATHER DENTON

2ND AD: MARK JOPLING

GAFFER: JUSTIN HOLDSWORTH

DRONE OPERATOR: JAKE HOWARD

PRODUCTION DESIGNER: FERNANDA GUERRERO

ART DIRECTOR: CHRISTOPHER ARIAS

BAND STYLING: BETH FENTON

BAND GROOMING: SIENREE DU

STYLIST: BETH CROFTON-ATKINS

MAKE-UP ARTIST: JENNIFER CABEZAS

HAIR STYLIST: BETHANY JOHNSON

YOUNG CHRIS: MARIK KNIGHT


EDITOR: HUGO LEMANT

POST: MARTES ESTUDIO

COLOURIST: SIMON BOURNE @ FRAMESTORE

LABEL: PARLOPHONE RECORDS

COMMISSIONER: SAM SEAGER

Categories: Music video, Short Films and Music Videos

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