David Knight - 12th Feb 2021

Filmed for an episode of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in late January, Samuel Taylor captures this riveting performance by Fontaines D.C., performing the title track of the Grammy-nominated A Hero's Death in the Auld Shillelagh pub in Stoke Newington, London.

In Sam Taylor's words it's "one of the thinnest pubs in London town", which DoP Eira Wyn Jones has lit beautifully, colour-coding different parts of the room. Kudos to Steadicam op Jake Whitehouse too, for negotiating this tricky space - moving up and down the length of the pub through the band and Guinness-supping regulars - to capture the live version in one hypnotic take.

Unfortunately, it's the closest to the inside of a pub that you will get this weekend. Cheers anyway.

PRO Credits


DirectorSamuel Taylor
ProducerEmily Mulkerrins
Production CompanyAgile Films
Executive ProducerHayley Williams
Executive ProducerFemi Anderson
1st ADLuke Goodrich
Director of PhotographyEira Wyn Jones
Focus PullerNacho Guzman
SteadicamJake Whitehouse
GafferVini Curtis
Art DirectorKatherine Docherty
ColouristThomas Mangham
Grading companyThe Mill
Director's RepresentationOB Management
CommissionerEmma Snook
CommissionerJeff Bell
Other credits2nd AD - Giulia Balsamo CAMERA TRAINEE - Ahmed Mouftah SPARK - Charlie Manning Walker SOUND RECORDIST - Chris Butterworth, Chris Wilkinson COLOUR PRODUCER - Bruce Langfield

David Knight - 12th Feb 2021

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