Kylie And Years & Years 'A Second To Midnight’ by Sophie Muller
Sophie Muller directs the glistening performance video for Kylie’s A Second to Midnight, featuring Years & Years - aka Olly Alexander - and some 'wait, what...?' moments of role-reversal between the two performers.
Shot in London's historic Collins' Music Hall, the concept sees the leopard print-clad duo dance around under a spotlight, briefly switching roles - with the clever application of 'hair swap' technology - while the accompanying dancers also 'become' Kylie and Ollie with their use of face masks.
Muller collaborated with Theo Adams, in the role of performance director on the song-and-dance routine executed by the pop stars. The results exudes that sense of pure joy that is the hallmark of any great Kylie video, and a complete delight to watch.
PRETTYBIRD UK co-founder Juliette Larthe says: "The insanely wonderful pairing of the maverick alchemists of vision and movement, the geniuses of vespertine delights - Sophie Muller and Theo Adams - repeatedly inculcate the aureate of their crafts individually, and now together for the first time with Kylie and Olly. The result is epic-ness of the most MAJORNESS and we utterly love it."
|Production Company||PRETTYBIRD UK|
|Executive Producer||Juliette Larthe|
|Director of Photography||Franklin Dow|
|Production Company||PRETTYBIRD UK|
|Production Manager||Poppy Ashton|
|1st AD||Chris Kelly|
|2nd AD||Callum Toms|
|1st AC||Juan Sanchez Minotta|
|1st AC||Naomi Hancock|
|2nd AC||Holly Smyth|
|Production designer||Alison Dominitz|
|Other credits||Performance Director: Theo Adams Dancers: Meshach Henry, Masumi Saito, Harrison Claxton, Joshua James Smith, Max Cookward, Jal Joshua, Takeshi Matsumoto, Kibrea Carmichael, Iona Lily McGuire, Annakanako Mohri, Liam Elliot Francis, Imogen Alvares Production Assistant: Josh Collings Production Runner: Christine Ubochi Runner: Nessie Appleton Runner: Edie Kelly Runner: Zoë Bradley Work Experience: Emily Leggatt Camera Trainee: Sarah Frasson Spark: Lloyd Rubio Spark: Harrison Newman Spark: Harry Buck Desk Op: Elliot Linehan-Cross Stylist (Kylie): Ed Marler Stylist’s Assistant / Seamstress: Row Seward Makeup Artist (Kylie): Andrew Gallimore Hair Stylist (Kylie): Christian Vermaak Nails (Kylie): Edyta Stylist (Olly): Nick Royal Makeup Artist (Olly): Joe Brooks Hair Stylist (Olly): Reve Taku Zen Ryu Assistant Art Director: George Torode Prop Buyer: Nuria Gambau Choreographer: Masumi Saito Choreographer: Meshach Henry Choreographer: Theo TJ Lowe PRETTYBIRD UK PR: Lee Sharrock Camera provided by SLV Studio Lighting provided by SHL|
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