Promonews - 12th Mar 2020

Following the brilliant video for Born Cold - nominated for best video at the Heavy Music Awards 2020 - director Oscar Sansom returns to direct Cyanide, the second instalment in a trilogy of videos for Creeper. 

This promo for Cyanide delivers a captivating performance for the TV cameras from the band, with frontman Will Gould's rock 'n roll star persona on full display, while the video also hints at other aspects of the album's narrative.

DP David Liddell contrasts the almost clinical lighting of the band performance with a more subdued setup backstage, creating a striking juxtaposition, whilst utilising plenty of camera movement to reflect the hyperactive energy of Gould's performance.


"The band love to tell stories and create characters around their music and we explore more of the narrative behind the album in this video. Within this chapter I also wanted to explore the idea of the performer and the juxtaposed struggle between the personas we create on stage vs the person behind it. In this video we quite literally look behind the curtain, seeing the private preparation for a performance cut alongside the performance itself."

PRO Credits


DirectorOscar Sansom
ProducerBeth Allan
Production CompanyForest Of Black
Director of PhotographyDavid Liddell
Focus PullerNico Biarese
2nd ACBartek Kloc
SteadicamSean Corbett
GafferSean Mcdonald
Art DirectorAlice Walker
Make-upAinslie Currie
Make-upCharlotte Clutterbuck
Post production companyForest Of Black
Director's RepresentationForest Of Black
CommissionerDanny Corr
CommissionerDominic Mckiernan
LabelRoadrunner Records
Other creditsDIT - Kieran Howe Rigger - Iain Harrison Lighting Assistant - Danny Filmer Art Director - Marie Lidén Art Dep Assistant - Josefin Aldman Production Assistant - Ed Kondracki Runner/Driver - Kenni Campbell City Of Glasgow College Trainees - George Costford, Zainaib Akhtar, Grant Scullion, David Love, Martin Pollock Cast: Ainsley Bowman, Michael Sherrington, Kieran Howe, Edward Kondracki

Promonews - 12th Mar 2020

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