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Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde Head for the 'Green Green Grass' in George Ezra Video

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SMUGGLER/division7's Isaac Ravishankara directs the cinematic tale

Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde Head for the 'Green Green Grass' in George Ezra Video

Isaac Ravishankara and George Ezra team up for his latest single ‘Green Green Grass’. The film follows a loved up couple who take on a ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ persona with George featuring throughout as our narrator. This cinematic tale paired with the playful track lets us revel in the spontaneity and indulge in the recklessness whilst George featuring in every single shot provides a relentless competition for our attention between his performance and the narrative. Shot over two days in LA on 2-perf 35 mm 200T 5213 film stock, SMUGGLER/division7 director Isaac Ravishankara brought meticulous planning to ensure every single shot has a dual purpose. 

Director Isaac Ravishankara said of the project: “The concept that came to mind when I first heard Green Green Grass was a simple narrative - two not-so-young lovers rob a diner, joyride out of town, and bury the money with the rest of their retirement fund out in the middle of nowhere then dance with joy. Pulp fiction meets Thelma and Louise meets Harold and Maude. However, we really wanted to anchor the video on a unique and dynamic performance from George. I really loathe simply intercutting a performance with a narrative. So we proposed an experiment - what if George is performing WITHIN every shot of the narrative? What would that feel like?”

“To pull this off turned out to be much harder than we thought. Working with the wonderful DoP Logan Triplett, and our brilliant choreographers Jillian Meyers and Dana Wilson, we had to pre-visualise the video in advance to determine which shots in the narrative would correspond to which lines of performance. Then on the day, the concept was really brought to life by our two young lovers - Amy Stoch and Michele Matheson - and obviously George Ezra as well! In the end, I think it's really fun to be able to watch the video with a different focus each time, and I'm really excited by how the whole 'experiment' turned out.”

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Production

Director: Isaac Ravishankara

Director’s Representation: OB Management

Production Company: SMUGGLER

In Association With: Stray Dogs

SMUGGLER EP: Elizabeth Doonan

SMUGGLER Producer: Manny Caston

Stray Dogs EP: Phillip Soulliere

Stray Dogs EP: Ben Meserve

Stray Dogs EP: Emmet Kilmer

Commissioner: Michael Lewin

Production Supervisor: Gianfranco Svagelj

Production Supervisor: Chazne Huckabee

Creative

1st AD: Jakob Robledo

DoP: Logan Triplett

1st AC: Joseph Soria

2nd AC: Harry Heng

Loader: Natalie Abraham

Gaffer: Joshua Atkin

BBE: Kevin Miller

Electric/Driver: Justin Roxbrough

Key Grip: Shun Goldin

BBG: Ivan garcia

Grip: Dan Shaffer

Grip: Yobani matute

Grip: Bill Boehme

Production Designer: Ashley Fenton

Decorator: Emma Marie Jenkins

Prop Master: Jason Miller

Stylist: Krissie Torgerson

Stylist Assistant: Kendall Spina

George's Groomer: Sussy Campos

HMU Artist: Rebecca Yribe

Choreographer: Jillian Meyers

Choreographer: Dana Wilson

Location

Location Manager: John Dilbeck

Location Scout: Drew Duhig

Covid Compliance Manager: Rick Solano

Medic: Mack Mager

PA - Playback: Lalo Gastelum

PA - Camera: Phil Bowen

PA - Production: John White

PA: Crystal Franco

PA: Sophie McEwen

PA: Kalik Perry

PA - Van (23rd): Adam Ramirez

PA - Skateboard (23rd): Jeff Chavez

Edit

Edit Company: Cartel

Executive Producer: Lauren Bleiweiss

Senior Producer: Sarah Schachte

Editor: Ellie Johnson

Colour Grade Company: Ethos Studio

Producer: Sam Cesan

Head of Production: Natasha Sattler

Colourist: Dante Pasquinelli

Special Thanks

Special Thanks: 2020 Camera, Cartel, Ethos, Crimson Lighting LLC, JL Fisher, Eagle Klaw, Rogue Catering, Wheelshouse LA, Sirreel, Pursuit

Genres: People, Storytelling

Categories: Music video, Short Films and Music Videos

SMUGGLER, Wed, 04 May 2022 15:00:02 GMT