Park Village’s recent new signing, emerging directing talent Elliot Simpson, unveils his latest music video for The Disciples commissioned by Parlophone and Sam Seager which was released on 12th June.
Premiering on Complex Magazine, an American New York-based media platform for youth culture, the track entitled ‘No Ties’, was inspired by an actual photo booth photo of the Disciples boys, which sparked the idea of using that concept for a video.
Flipping the party narrative and combining entertaining visuals with some neat in camera trickery, The Disciples are joined by an epic guest list of friends and treat the viewer to a delicious dose of interactions and vignettes from a unique fly on the wall perspective.
On making the video, Elliot comments, “It was an enjoyable shoot and really interesting experimenting with the action and lighting in the same small ‘photo booth’ style frame all day. The stripped back, raw nature of the concept meant you got an authentic glimpse into each one of our character, and we could have fun with their interactions. We had a really cool cast, everyone was on a good vibe and had a laugh with it, we even had people just turning up!’
He adds: “I always want films or images I make to feel authentic, to feel real or a true reflection of the culture or emotion I’m trying to capture.”
Park Village signed Elliot Simpson in February earlier this year.
To view The Disciples ‘No Ties’ music video click here: https://www.parkvillage.co.uk/elliotsimpson
Director - Elliot Simpson
Producer - Elliot Simpson
Commissioner - Sam Seager
Label - Parlophone
Casting - Coralie Road Casting
DOP - Lorenzo Levrini
Focus Puller - Bart Bazaz
2nd AC - Chrys Antoniou
Production Manager - Elana Joseph
Production Asst - Jens Nielson
Gaffer - Helio Riberio
Stylist - Jessica Swanson
MUA - Lucy Thomas
Editor - Elliot Simpson
Colourist - Ruth Wardell (Electric Theatre Collective)
Elliot Simpson – A born and bred Londoner, Elliot’s work embodies unpretentious, raw spirit with the intelligent use of cleverly integrated graphics due to his background in editing and post-production. His Strong use of choreography has led to several successful collaborations with Adidas and Puma. When it comes to music videos Elliot quickly and easily gets under the skin of a project collaborating with artists with a natural understanding of their needs and audience. Elliot is also an accomplished photographer capturing Skepta, Stormzy, Idris Elba, Mike Skinner, Chipmunk, Chase & Status, Gorgon City and Rita Ora for artist and brand campaigns for Beats By Dre, Adidas, Converse, Nike, Vans, and Vogue.