David Knight - 17th Oct 2014

Singer-songwriter Freddie Dickson cuts an obsessed, angst-ridden figure in Ozzie Pullin's video for News, performing the song while examining photos, and TV screens in his brick-walled bunker. 

Nicely shot by James Blann, and intercut with brief flashes of VHS-shot footage of the outside world - Ozzie edited this as well as directed - it has a certain Fincher-esque quality... 


"I wanted to experiment visually with the idea of mental entrapment intercut around a strong performance of Freddie. The VHS footage acts as flashback memories relating to the images around him, implying but not stating that Freddie is trapped within his own head and all he needs to do is take a long hard look at himself to break free."

PRO Credits


DirectorOzzie Pullin
ProducerJon Mealing
Production CompanyPartizan Darkroom
Executive ProducerClaire Stubbs
Production ManagerEleri Evans
1st ADKerry Green
Director of PhotographyJames Blann
Art DirectorTim Gibson
Make-upRuth Pease
EditorOzzie Pullin
ColouristMatt Hare
Grading companyGlassworks
CommissionerElizabeth Doonan, Daniel Millar
LabelSony Music

David Knight - 17th Oct 2014

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