Saint Etienne 'Magpie Eyes' by Tash Tung

Saint Etienne 'Magpie Eyes' by Tash Tung

Tash Tung delivers a breezy summer portrait of a quiet British town in this nostalgic clip for Saint Etienne.

Filmed around Stevenage and mixing stills and moving image, the clip imagines the band as teenagers in the modern day and follows them around a sleepy market suburb as they try and kill some time. Combining elements that are firmly set in the past (indoor market stalls with their busiest days behind them) and modern curiosities (kids on those hoverboards that were everywhere for five minutes until somebody realised they're a huge fire hazard) gives the film a timeless quality and a celebration of a side of Britain that doesn't come up all that often.

From the director


"We wanted to capture the distinct architectural look of a post-war utopian New Town and the feeling of growing up in a British suburb, using stills film photography and moving-image portraits of local kids in the town centre.

"I cast my friend Eve Mahoney to play the young Sarah, and then found out Eve's uncle used to be the band's long-term photographer, the amazing Joe Dilworth."


Tash Tung
Roxanne Holman
Production Company
Believe Media
Director of Photography
Luke Scully
2nd AC
Louis Spanswick
Charlie Rotberg
Editing company
HomespunHomespun website
Tom Mangham
Grading company
The Mill
Post Producer
Lucy Mason
Eve Mahoney, Theo George, John Armour
Director's Representation
Alexa Haywood at Free Agent UKAlexa Haywood at Free Agent UK website
Natalia Maus
Focus Puller
Daniel Deighton
Edit Producer
Alice Clark
Production Assistant
Laura Wright
James Collins

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