I love it when a client phones up with a film request that is so completely out of the ordinary, it simply can’t be missed.
Jo is a well respected cellist, who writes, records and performs the most memorable mix of cello and effected loops; her rather unique ‘majestic soundscapes’. I now value her as a true friend, and we hopefully have a few more upcoming projects we can collaborate on.
‘Adder Stone’ is a track that works so well with visuals, and so it was nice to bounce ideas back and forth between Jo, Alan (her manager) and myself. The end result was filmed on location at St Leonard’s Church, Shoreditch, London, and Pett Level, East Sussex. We battled the high sea winds and its icy chill, but it was indeed worth it! (A special mention and thanks to Alan Pride, Simon Kallas, Karolina Urbaniak, Tara Byakko and Twinkle Littlestar for extra help to either Jo or myself.)
Here is the music film, followed by select framegrabs: