Nice new promos

Some nice new promos. First up is this great new video for Grum’s track Through The Night (still shown above), directed by The General Assembly…

Some nice music promos. First up is this great new video for Grum’s track Through The Night (still shown above), directed by The General Assembly…

The video will no doubt draw comparisons to Spike Jonze’s 1994 Sabotage video for Beastie Boys – just because it features moustachioed cops from a bygone era going about their business in a tongue-in-cheek style. However, we’re very much of the opinion here at CR towers that this video for Grum is worthy of merit in its own right. Set in the 70s it features two buddy cop partners who spend a lot of time together – on and off duty. Perhaps too much time together… The casting is great – as is the acting and characterisation, and, well, it’s very, very funny. Check it out:

The General Assembly is repped by Townhall in the US and by Skin Flicks in Europe.


Last we heard of Chilly Gonzales – he was spotted playing piano in the foyer of ad agency BBH in London – but here he is starring in the video for his track I Am Europe which is, essentially, a montage of footage from a feature length film he’s made called Ivory Tower which is also the name of his forthcoming album. The film (that also stars Feist, Tiga and Peaches) charts the story of two champion chess-playing brothers who fall in love with the same girl… Yes, people, more tongue-in-cheek music video action:

I Am Europe credits:

Director: Adam Traynor
Editor: Pierre Boittard


Next up is Blink director (and one of our 2008 batch of Creative Futures) Tomas Mankovsky’s new video for Dancing Pigeons‘ track, Ritalin. The promo features two hillbilly characters who meet on a deserted stretch of road one night to dual – in glorious slo-mo. Their weapons of choice: one has a flame thrower, the other a fire extinguisher. But what will be the outcome of this modern day dual? Find out…

Ritalin credits:

Director: Tomas Mankovsky
Production company: Blink Productions
Producer: Patrick Craig
Commissioned by Diesel:U:Music
Casting director: Sophie North
Editor: Julian Tranquille
Post Production Supervisor: Justin Brukman
Production Manager: Adam Shaw
DOP: Adam Frisch
Art directors: Arthur De Borman & Sam Ludgate
Special effects: Artem
Special effects supervisor: Simon Tayler
Special effects technicians: Toby Stewart, Jonathan Bickerdike, Matt Loader
VFX Producer: Justin Brukman


Director Alex Turvey got cake artist Lily Vanilli involved to make, among other things, a huge cakey heart – in this new video for track Carnal Love by Ash:

Carnal Love credits:

Director: Alex Turvey
Producer: Ann-Marie Negre
DOP: Daniel Trapp
Cake artist: Lily Vanilli 
Design / art direction: Alex Turvey
Editor: Bradley Josiah @ Family
Post: Alex Turvey
Grade: Simone Grattarola @ Rushes
Set Builder: James Hamilton 
Assistant Art Dept: Kristina Feldman


OK, so the next film isn’t a music video – but an online film to promote clothing brand Firetrap. The brand’s mascot, a rather mean looking garden gnome called Deadly, has been absent from the brand’s communication for over a year. Now he’s making a comeback via a series of online films – of which this is the first. No prizes for recognising which classic Ridley Scott film the piece takes its cues from…

Deadly Returns credits:

Client: Firetrap
Director: Steve Glashier
Agency: New Selecta 
Producer: Sean Stuart
Commissioner: John Hassay


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