Promonews - 4th Nov 2021

Singer-songwriter Lizzy McAlpine collaborates with director Gus Black to dramatise the ending of a high school romance.

McAlpine is the girl at the wrong end of a break-up and suffering in a virtual zombie state while her creepy ex-boyfriend thrives, in Black's video for Doomsday - a song about being in a relationship so toxic you know it's doomed.

Black creates well-composed, almost dreamlike sequences, heavy in funeral metaphors, and references of Halloween and the Day of the Dead. Eventually Lizzy dons a skeleton mask, and then removes it to reveal her skeleton-painted face.

Credits

DirectorGus Black
ProducerJeremy Ivory Chambers
ProducerWill Noyce
Production CompanyFengari
Executive ProducerKelly Norris Sarno
Production ManagerPatricia Selznick
1st ADBecca Weston
Director of PhotographyNic Restrepo
Focus PullerJorge Olortegui
2nd ACDavid Cruz
SteadicamLuke Rihl
GafferMike Butler
Art DirectorCaia Diepenbrock
WardrobeSteph Collinge
Hair & Make-upMaddie North
EditorGus Black
ColouristCameron Marygold
Casting directorEsprit Casting
Director's RepresentationAgency Arts - Kelly Norris Sarno
CommissionerSam Bailey
CommissionerIsobel Shirley
LabelAwal + Harbour Am
Other creditsCast: Lizzy Mcalpine, Scott Albrecht, Frederick Lawrence, Emma Weinswig Wardrobe Assistant: Izzy Huynh Make Up Assistant: Misa Zuki Photo Assistant To Gus Black: Ariana Dixon

Promonews - 4th Nov 2021

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