Director Samantha Morton brings us The Kills' beautiful new promo for single, 'The Last Goodbye', starring the band's duo of Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince, and commissioned by Fiona Ghobrial at Domino Records.
Shot inside a photo booth, this single celebrates the 10th anniversary of The Kills, and nostalgia is a theme that runs throughout. Nostalgia for old photo booths and the times spent in them; nostalgia for their stylised black and white prints; nostalgia in the lyrics of an ending relationship… and all wrapped up in Alison's Mosshart alluringly voice and haunting piano music.
The video was directed by actress-director Samantha Morton and produced by Juliette Larthe through PRETTYBIRDUK, and 'moving images' seems like a good way to describe her vision - both literally and in the emotional sense.
The project was shot on black & white 35mm by Florian Hoffmeister and graded by our colourist Luke Morrison. Luke explains the approach taken towards the grade; "With the look we made it feel as if it was taken from a part in a film. I emphasised the flashes and gave them a photo booth picture feel with soft blown out highlights."
Director: Samantha Morton
Producer: Juliette Larthe
Director of Photography:
Editor: Vid Price
Colour: The Mill Colourist: Luke Morrison
VFX & Design
VFX & Design: The
2D Lead Artists: Adam
Watson, James Mortner (Final Cut)