Coldplay 'Up&Up' by Vania Heymann and Gal Muggia

Coldplay 'Up&Up' by Vania Heymann and Gal MuggiaColdplay 'Up&Up' by Vania Heymann and Gal Muggia

Waiter, there's an oil rig in my soup. After blowing everybody's minds consistently over the last couple of years with videos like Roy Kafri's Mayokero and CeeLo Green's Robin Williams, Vania Heymann is back - teaming up with Gal Muggia to co-direct an incredible video for Coldplay.

The video uses seamless compositing to play with perspective and blend images together that would otherwise have no business being combined. Up is West. Down is behind you. Chris Martin is a thousand feet tall and using a mountain range as a beanbag. It'd be an almost nightmarish vision if it wasn't so brilliantly done.

It's not all lovely imagery without a point though - there's some visual nods to the refugee crisis and a general reminder that the world is a very mixed up place and we're all closer to it than we think.


Vania Heymann
Gal Muggia
Creative Director
Phil Harvey
Artist management
Dave Holmes
Artist management
Mandi Bursteen
Sam Seager
Production Company
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Executive Producer
Juliette Larthe
Natan Schottenfels
Director's Representation
Joceline Gabriel
Executive Producer
Nathan Scherrer
Juliette Larthe
Production Coordinator
Laura Thomas-Smith
Production Coordinator
Cheyenne Miller
Gal Muggia
Vania Heymann
Gloria FX
Director of Photography
Roman Linetsky
Director of Photography
John Schmidt
Director of Photography
Vania Heymann
Tal Baltuch
Amit Chachek
Gil Gavish
VFX Company
Real Motion
Sound design
Shlomi Atlas
Archive Research
Jane Tucker
Treatment Layout & Design
Daniel Fletcher
Production Supervisor
Christina Woolston
Production Coordinator
Doug Smith
1st Assistant Director
Gabe Blom
2nd Assistant Director
Dan Majkut
1st Assistant Camera
Shane Duckworth
2nd Assistant Camera
Cai Hall
Techno Crane
Matt Roberts
Zach Sulivan
Best Boy Electric
Tim Berg
Dave Tumblety and Rick Mitchell
Key Grip
Ken Tanzer
Best Boy Grip
Steve Girouard
Keith Steinberg and Jason Schaffner
Malcom Sansire, James Lasso and Christina Chandler
Jeffery Haggerman, Arturo Lopez and Tony Starbuck
Production Assistants
Dave Terra, Ron Lokiby, Kat Cameron, Josh Zimmerman, Eric Helper and Joe Pesce
Production Company Ukraine
Radioaktive Film
Executive Producer
Sasha Bevka and Darko Skulsky
Ole Yakovleva
Production Manager
Nick Semko
Production Assistant
Oleg Ptashnyk
Art Director
Sergey Vinichuk
1st Assistant Director
Dennis Sonin
Valera Latuga
Dasha Filshina
Hair & Make Up Artist
Marta Skalskya
Jan Wachowski
Alexsandra Voskova
Natasha Barilo
Gloria FX Executive Producer
Max Colt
Sergii Mashevskyi
VFX Supervisor
Anatolii Kuzmytskyi
Special thanks
Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Merryman, Will Champion and Phil Harvey, Dave Holmes and Mandi Bursteen, Sam Seager, Roy, Sigal and Noah Kafri, Rona Segal, Anisia Affek, Tom Melnick, RIO, Indy Hait, Maya Ish Shalom, Sasha Bevko, Joseph Weizenecker, Big Apple Studios and R- Space Kiev, Kerstin Emhoff, Ali Brown, Candice Dragonas and all at PRETTYBIRD.

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