David Knight - 15th Oct 2014

Ninian Doff's dramatic and claustrophobic video for Kasabian's Stevie translates the song's lyrics – addressed to a potential killer – into a futuristic scenario about the creation through relentless conditioning of an indestructible human. And you sense that it's not for altruistic reasons. 

Masked scientists experiment on a young boy, who knows nothing else but the dark, starkly-lit room where he goes through a grinding daily routine – and becomes impervious to pain. But ultimately the boy shows he's not simply a completely programmable machine, in a video which grips the viewer as it builds suspense - and leaves us wondering if it is actually set in the future.

And as with his videos this year for Peace and Royal Blood it shows that Ninian - nominated for Best Director at the UKMVAs next month - is getting as good with serious cinematic narratives as he has always been with VFX- and comedy-driven videos.  

PRO Credits


DirectorNinian Doff
ProducerRik Green
Production CompanyPulse Films
Executive ProducerZak Razvi
Production ManagerMax Horn
1st ADSascha Nixon
2nd ADJonathan Sidwell
Director of PhotographySteve Annis
Focus PullerMike Linforth
SteadicamThomas English
GafferLee Parfitt
Art DirectorJoel Rock
Make-upDanie Farrington
StylistNil Tomakan
EditorLeo King
Editing companyHomespun
ColouristPaul Harrison
Grading companyFinish
VFXAndy Copping
Post ProducerCheryl Payne
Casting directorHannah Simons
CommissionerMike O'Keefe
Director's RepresentationJoceline Gabriel
LabelSony Music
Other creditsSeamstress: Chloe Holland Runners: Inshra Russell, Spencer Wilson, Tom Wynnborne & Ben Saunders Cast: Hero Boy - Tom Burgering, Hero Baby - George Martin, Hero Toddler - Ted Taylor. Cast: Scientists - Lee Asquith Cole, Duke Dam, Kelvin Enwerobi, Luke Cloud, Philip Harvey & Oleg Kalninsh Cast: New Friends - Ben Wilby, Madison Giles & Ellis Bradley Special Thanks: Panavision & Panalux

David Knight - 15th Oct 2014

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