Massive Attack ft. Young Fathers 'Voodoo In My Blood' by Ringan Ledwidge

Massive Attack ft. Young Fathers 'Voodoo In My Blood' by Ringan Ledwidge
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Ringan Ledwidge makes a very rare return to directing music videos with an absolute riveter for Massive Attack's Voodoo In My Blood featuring Young Fathers (from the new EP Ritual Spirit), with top British actress Rosamund Pike in an encounter in a deserted London underpass with a very menacing floating orb.

Ledwidge draws on influences from classic '80s horror (in particular the late Andrzej Żuławski's Possession, and Phantasm 2) to create something with a less obviously creepy aesthetic. But the way that the sphere controls an increasingly Pike is a nailbiting study in menacing suspense, as well as a metaphor on human dependence on technology.

And although less obvious that the recent Chemical Brothers video directed by Dom & Nic, this is also the result of some brilliant VFX work, in this case executed by the team at Electric Theatre Collective.

Credits

Director
Ringan Ledwidge
Production Company
Rattling Stick
Director of Photography
Franz Lustig
Production designer
John Beard
Choreographer
Scarlett Mackmin
Executive Producer
Andy Orrick
Producer
Ellie Fry
Production Manager
Tiwirayi Magwenzi
Costume designer
Natalie Humphries
Make-up
Spob O’Brien
Editor
Richard Orrick
Editing company
Work Post
Post production company
Electric Theatre Collective
VFX Producer
Libby Behrens
Colourist
Lewis Crossfield
Sound
Wave Studios
Sound design
Aaron Reynolds
Cast
Rosamund Pike
Commissioner
James Hackett
Label
Virgin EMI
PRODUCTION CO-ORDINATOR
Rory Macrae
1ST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Jez Oakley
2nd ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Henry Forsyth
RUNNER
Esrael Alem
RUNNER
Alex Von Brockdorff
RUNNER
Riccardo D’Amico
FOCUS PULLER
Jeff Vine
CLAPPER LOADER
Christian Swain
GRIP
Llewellyn Harrison
DIT
Alix Milan
CCTV OPERATOR
Nick Barber
SOUND RECORDIST
Howie Nicol
GAFFER
Reuben Garrett
ELECTRICIAN
Matthew Butler
ELECTRICIAN
Adrian Mackay
ELECTRICIAN
Anton Stuber
ART DEPARTMENT ASSISTANT
Arthur Rambo
SFX TECHNICIAN
BOB THORNE AT ANARCHY MODELS
SFX TECHNICIAN
James Churches
SFX TECHNICIAN
Carrie Drake
WARDROBE ASSISTANT
Ellen Crawshaw
MAKE-UP ASSISTANT
Tiffane Williams
MANICURIST
Lee Moore
WINNEBAGO DRIVER
Paul Bulicz
CAMERA CAR DRIVER
Alister Bugge
PARAMEDIC
Paddy Nicholas
INITIAL CONCEPT ART (ORB)
James Clyne (ILM)
TITLES DESIGN
Hingston Studio
CG LEADS
Julien Soulage, Graeme Turnbull
CG ARTISTS
Giuseppe Bufalo, Sean Elliott, Oscar Hill, Khayat Rimelle, André Correia, Ilaria Introzzi, Guglielmo Gagliano Candela, Annie Rowland, Luping Shi
2D LEAD
James Belch
2D ARTISTS
Andrew Stewart, Mike Simons, Alex Grey, Rafa Vormittag, Ryan Knowles

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