Promonews - 4th Nov 2019

As well recently directing the video for Beck's Hyperlife/Uneventful Days - featuring Tessa Thompson and Evan Rachel Wood - Dev Hynes has also self-directed the video for Dark & Handsome, a track from his own recent mixtape Angel's Pulse, in his musical guise as Blood Orange.

This is a minimal but effective affair featuring Hynes's own performance intercut with a tracking shot of a group of African-American schoolkids running happily along a beach, and other well composed vignettes, delightfully shot by DoP Ben Carey.

There's also an appearance from guest star Toro y Moi - making a cameo appearance as a video within the video, on an iPhone. But the overall effect is one of poignant nostalgia - exactly the feeling evoked by this sweetly soulful track.   

PRO Credits


DirectorDev Hynes
ProducerJeff Kopchia
Production CompanySomesuch
Executive ProducerSarah Pearson
Executive ProducerMcCray Sutherlin
Executive ProducerSaskia Whinney
Production ManagerErica Pribble
Director of PhotographyBen Carey
Focus PullerErick Aguilar
2nd ACBrian Austin
Art DirectorKendra Brandanini
EditorDev Hynes
ColouristKath Raisch
CommissionerJohanna Mcmanus
Other creditsProduction Design: Arae Webner Production Coordinator: Ryan Corsaut Set Decorators: Stevie Gibbs, Zipley Olson

Promonews - 4th Nov 2019

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