Thankfully the brief from Julia and her label was quite open to interpretation, "either live action, animation or still photos of couples of all kinds (white, black, asian, latino, jewish, muslim, straight, gay, mixed race couples, etc.) in real life relationship situations (kissing hugging, arguing, grocery shopping, etc.).” Director Pedro Chaves came to us with the outline, and the idea to connect the characters and moments by creating a constant linear motion, almost as if you were sliding through the page of a storyboard or comic book.
We shot predominantly over one day in London, at a multitude of locations (with the addition of capturing three separate (and very early) summer sunrises at Primrose Hill), before taking the footage back to our edit suite in Tunbridge Wells, cutting the content and remotely sharing between Pedro in Ghent, Brussels and Republic Records in New York, USA.
Director: Pedro Chaves
DP, Editor: Marcus Bird
Colourist: Alexandre Nerzic
Producer: Tim Willrich
1st AD: Audelia Rowe
Extras - Gabriele Kutkeviciute, Svenja Sclossarek, Jordon Draggon, James, Richard Dee Roberts, Jessica Pryanka Lutchoomun Sultoo, Benjamin Byrne, Dean Stephen Coach, Timothy Styles, Dannii Barnes, Hyerim Kim, Andrea Mentlikowski.
Thanks: Julia Michaels, Julie Vastola, Erica Hall, Helene Menardi, Michael Burgess, Fernandez and Wells, Markson Pianos, and all the cast and crew.
Client Company: Republic Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.