Music Video: Desire by Matt Cardle
Client: Sony

Director: Tim Fox
Production Company: Monumentlondon.com
Working with Matt was a pleasure, he's clearly a guy who's passionate about what he does and was involved with every stage of the video. We went through several different treatments until we landed on this concept for Desire. 
Of course we wanted to express the nature of Desire with a very hot, passionate, intimate performance between Matt and Jerry Pears, that was a given. Recently I've really enjoyed working with colour and form - due to my graphic design background - and how they can portray moods, feelings in an abstract way. We played with Red - Desire - and purple - Jealousy, using a square shape in various sizes as a framing device that unites the couple. 
The "room of mirrors" was a particular highlight, a scene I created to portray more of a fractured relationship. We built a hall of wonky mirrors and shot through two prisms on a steadicam rig. 
And then there was the shower scenes, which we left to the end of the day. We got about 20 seconds per take before they both started choking on the ice cold water! 
Matt was totally up for everything I put him through, including being dunked in a paddling pool of luke warm milk. He probably hates me now, but I believe in the result no matter what you have to go through to get it!

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