Tue, 29 Sep 2020 10:33:25 GMT
Director Harvey Pearson has revealed his new music video for Puma Blue's 'Velvet Leaves'. Production company My Accomplice, who represents Harvey, shares insight gained from Harvey regarding the project and its influences.
"This was a really special project and the first job out of lockdown. Jacob (Puma Blue) came to me with this beautiful track and the touching story it told, one of family and getting through the hard times - balancing on the line of life and death. The video is a small tribute to Jacob’s sister, exploring memories and an abstract journey through mental health", said Harvey.
Jacob (Puma Blue) describes the story of the song: “I wrote this song very quickly one day last year, but it took much longer to process what I was trying to say. Five years ago, my sister was in a really bad place and one day we nearly lost her. By the grace of the universe she survived, and now words can’t communicate how proud I am of the strong, beautiful, wise woman she is. This song is just a reflection on that day, how much I love her, about how we came together as a family, about the veil between death and life and about the toxic masculinity that had a hold of me when I couldn’t or wouldn’t express myself at the time."
"When Hunter (DP) and I discussed how we’d shoot this piece, we landed on shooting the present-day digitally and pushing the footage into a very filmic yet contemporary place, whilst shooting 16mm for the flash-back and memory moments." added Harvey. "This in conjunction with real, archived VHS footage discovered by Jacob, created what I think is a very unique look which defines each stage and era of the film.
Director: Harvey Pearson
Production Company: My Accomplice
Exec. Producer: Jamie Clark and Imogen Harrison
Head Of Production: Natalie Wetherell
Producer: Francesca Willcock
Director’s Rep: Alexa Haywood
Starring: Mia Gill
Director Of Photography: Hunter Daly
1st Assistant Camera: Josie Thieme
Junior Assistant Camera: Joshua Morrison
Art Director: Millie Tennant
Grip: Alex Hudson
Gaffer: Kit Wood
Electrician: Huw Garratt
Trainee: Johnathan Boyd
Colourist: Matthieu Toullet @ MPC
Colour Producer: Edwin Elkington
Head Of Colour Grading Production: Ellora Chowdhury
Film Processing / Scan: Kodak London
Runner / COVID Officer: Rosie Owen
Runner / PA: Leon Thompson
Label: Blue Flowers
Special Thanks to: Kodak UK, Shift 4, Panalux and Moving Picture Company
Genres: Music & Sound Design, Storytelling, Musical, Drama
Categories: Music video, Short Films and Music VideosMy Accomplice, Tue, 29 Sep 2020 10:33:25 GMT