Dua Lipa & Elton John: Cold Heart music video

Category: Music Video; Entrant: Blinkink

After a hard year of lockdown, the brief for this music video was simple – make something joyful that people will smile at. With the coming together of two massive British stars and a summer hit, the video also required epic visuals.

The resulting promo, directed by Raman Djafari, features a combination of 3D and hand-drawn animation. It follows the journey of four disco-dancing friends as they move through galaxies that are increasingly dense with colour and nature. Along the way, they make friends with all the spectacular life they find, spreading joy as they go. They end their journey dancing with Elton and Dua at the best garden party this side of the Milky Way.

Production Company: Blinkink
Commissioner: Katie Dolan
Director: Raman Djafari
Producer: Gareth Owen
Executive Producer: Josef Byrne
Production Assistant: Molly Turner
3D Design & Modelling/3D Animation/2D Design: Raman Djafari
3D Build: Rosa Siabi Elton & Dua
Design: Seo Young
Storyboard Artists: Raman Djafari, Ewa Luczkow, Mysie Pereira
Background Artist: Xavier Ren
2D Animator & Clean Up Supervisor: Katie Spangenberg
2D Animation: Joe Sparkes, Thomas Knowler, Ed Smith
2D Clean Up: Simona Mehandzhieva, Chirstopher Aboiralor, Jack Zhang, Jack Langridge Gould, Krisi Zhupali, Pete Chownsmith, Martin Dray, Reed Wiles, Lydia Reid, Nili Bhavsar, Natalie Gray, Kohana Wilson, Sameera Joshi
Compositor: Raman Djafari
VFX Artists: Jack Stone, George Brunt