I had the pleasure of grading this Club Kuru music video with Director Will Dorhn which was featured in Nowness , itsnicethat etc. This film is intended to be dream like with deliberate grade changes which was the most challenging aspect for me! Some more info on the track below which was written by Nowness. This also made Crack Magazine’s best 15 videos of 2017, coming in at number 9.
An urban vision quest unfolds in the video for the London five-piece’s funk-infused release
Bristol-based director Will Dohrn talks about the video he made for self-proclaimed “psychedelic crooners” Club Kuru’s track Ribbons:
“The song has a 70s funk psychedelic feel to it, so that was a nice aesthetic starting point. The song is about isolation and delusions of grandeur, which were my focus for the video. We began to explore locations that had a dreamlike feel to them, Victor Pasmore’s Apollo Pavilion in Peterlee, County Durham, being the first.
“These visions represent what Tatiana is longing for: company, fun, friends, and somebody to tell her she is going to be ok”
“There we see the protagonist, played by Tatiana Hiess, wandering through her surroundings encountering visions on television screens. These visions represent what she is longing for: company, fun, friends, and somebody to tell her she is going to be ok.
“Much like in the real world, we can’t ever reach past the screens to the other side, where we believe the things we want are waiting for us. Here, Tatiana is left alone to find her own way with the mantra from an old wise man chanting in her head.”