Rob Ulitski - 4th Feb 2020

James Smith swaps hectic city life for a day by the coast in Jamie Thraves' video for Say You'll Stay. 

The visuals explore themes of loneliness and the uncertainty of relationships, as Smith heads off on a day trip with his girlfriend, played by Otilia De Royer Dupre. Traversing the beach under moody clouds, the couple are the embodiment of young love, but after spending the day creating memories, things may not be quite what they first seemed. 

Shot in a documentary style - and edited by Thraves himself - the intimate themes play out on screen through the juxtaposition of a glowing relationship and the desaturated and cold colour palette. Smith and Dupre deliver strong performances and share an organic and believable chemistry, perfectly highlighting the heightened emotions of new love. 

PRO Credits


DirectorJamie Thraves
ProducerJack Lightfoot
Production CompanyBlindeye Films
Production ManagerEmily Vincent
Director of PhotographyMike O'Connor
Focus PullerNacho Guzman
GafferLuke Dryden
EditorJamie Thraves
ColouristDan Moran
Lead actorOtilia De Royer Dupre
Director's RepresentationCarrie Sutton
CommissionerJohn Moule
Other creditsProduction Assistant: Louis Catlett Runner: Selby Tindall

Rob Ulitski - 4th Feb 2020

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