Rob Ulitski - 11th June 2021

Stella Belle Hex directs a punky retro-futuristic promo for Sophie and the Giants. 

Continuing to hone her surreal, tech-inspired style across the mediums of live action and animation, the video for Don't Ask Me To Change marries together early internet-era iconography with contemporary styling and effects. 

“I wrote this song at a time when I was at a crossroads and examining my relationships with people," explains Sophie Scott of SATG. "Every time I discovered something new about myself, I’d feel the compulsion to repress it slightly and minimize my true self to avoid being judged or losing people. I wrote Don’t Ask Me To Change when I finally decided 'f*** that'. Because if they really loved me, I wouldn’t have to make those compromises.”

This sentiment is wonderfully visualised in the no-holds-barred performance, where Sophie boasts an assured, confident attitude and an unforgettable presence on screen. 

PRO Credits

Credits

DirectorStella Belle Hex
ProducerRosie Brear
Production CompanyHello Love
Executive ProducerClaire Stubbs
Production ManagerMicheal Newton
1st ADChris Malin
Director of PhotographyJan Vrhovnik
Focus PullerAndrea Buccelli
WardrobeAimee Whitehouse
Hair & Make-upGrace Sinnott
AnimationStella Belle Hex
VFXStella Belle Hex
Director's RepresentationClaire Stubbs @ Mouthpiece
CommissionerJames Hackett
LabelRepublic Records
Other creditsAnimator Assistant - Calypo Spritz

Rob Ulitski - 11th June 2021

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