David Knight - 19th Nov 2019

Top notch early 80s-style cinematography - check. Wonderful opening title typography - check. Not actually true but utterly believable names of mid-range 80s Hollywood movies - check repeatedly, over and over again....

This is a wonderful labour of love by the production/direction team of Laura Gorun, Cooper Roussel and Dimitri Basil for Joywave, which takes a fairly familiar idea - lets face it, turning a music video into a movie title sequence is not unique - and then makes it something special by the breadth, as well as the quality of the execution.

So many movies, and they are all bang-on for their particular genre. The result is like a snapshot of work from a relatively short period by a great Hollywood titles designer like the late, great Wayne Fitzgerald

Here is the director's cut, which differs from the official video for Joywave's Obsession in it's pure focus on the movie titles only. But the 'official' version, which features the band, and their movie star and director alter-egos, is pretty wonderful too. 

And perhaps not surprisingly, this was shot entirely on film...

PRO Credits


DirectorLaura Gorun
DirectorCooper Roussel
DirectorDimitri Basil
Director of PhotographyMarz Miller
ColouristKaitlyn Battistelli
Grade ProducerBritt Carson
Grading companyEthos Studio
Other credits1st: Bobby Pavlovsky 2nd Ac: Sergey Lobanov Grip: Danny Roy Color: Kaitlin Battistelli @ Ehtos Studio Art Director: Domonique Basil / Clara Mouton Stylist: Alexis Asquith Line Producers: Nina Jordan, Jeremy Young PA: Jazmine Ritz Stunt Coordinator: Rhino Barry MichaelsCast: Chloe Hayward, Eliana Gil Rodriguez, Elektra Jansson Kilbey, Caroline M. Wilson, Ryan Porter, Kayla Briann, Laura Gorun, Memu Conteh, Matilda Price, Lilah Summer, Brook Power, Rhino Barry Michaels, Joseph Lopez, John Estrada, Hardwood Gordon, Ego Mikitas, Michel Keppel, Myles Cranford

David Knight - 19th Nov 2019

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