Cat Velez - 30th Sept 2015

Directing duo Brian and Karl have paired up with English folk rock trio The Staves for these lovely, troubling visuals for Steady. 

Shot on 16mm film, the ambiguous clip sees the three sisters in a state of anxiety and fear, looking at themselves into scenes of their own death. On their Facebook page, The Staves - who seem to enjoy a dark sense of humour - summarise the video with the phrase, "Jess face down in a swimming pool, Camilla struggling to turn off an alarm clock and Emily pretending she's in The Godfather.


"The concept here was to create a waking nightmare in which the band each witness a vision of their own deaths. We wanted to tap into the dark and cryptic lyrics of the song without shying away from the underlying eroticism and sense of mortality.

"We found a beautiful modernist house in Buckinghamshire to shoot in - the clear light and clean lines of the house really gave us the atmosphere we were after. Our DP Benjamin Barber shot this beautifully on 16mm film. We had a great team led by Compulsory – it was a bit of an ambitious shoot but everyone really pulled out all the stops to make it happen."

PRO Credits


DirectorBrian and Karl
ProducerHannah Shipley
Executive ProducerKadri Mahmoud
Executive ProducerChris Toumazou
Production CompanyCOMPULSORY
1st ADToby Sherborne
Director of PhotographyBenjamin Barber
1st ACJames Leckey
2nd ACDarren Ladbury
GafferAntonis Tsiakos
SparkDean Zinmarakis
RunnerMatt Perry
Art DirectorJuno Calypso
Movement DirectorAJ O'Neill
Make-upSophie Medhurst
StylistHope Van Joel
Body DoubleLaura Mellor
ColouristOisín O' Driscoll
Colour grade companyThe Mill
EditorBrian and Karl
Director's RepresentationMarisa Garner Associates
CommissionerDan Curwin
LabelAtlantic Records

Cat Velez - 30th Sept 2015

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