KING CREOSOTE & JON HOPKINS - BUBBLE
Director: Elliot Dear
England, 2011, 5 min
Crew:Executive Producer: Bart Yates - Commissioned & Produced by: James Stevenson Bretton @ Blinkink - Additional Model Making: Ellen Stewart - Shot at: Clapham Rd Studios
Elliot Dear creates a dreamlike mixed media promo for King Creosote and Jon Hopkins. The film features a small boat marooned in a snowy harbor. Elliot graduated from the UWE with a first in illustration, and his skills in that department mean that every piece he creates has his fingerprints on it from the outset.
About the director
Elliot Dear is one of BlinkInk's latest signings, a young and extravagantly talented director, illustrator and animator. The son of a carpenter and an animal nurse, Elliot's upbringing has led to a very unique approach to filmmaking: hands-on and human, while entirely unique and contemporary. Elliot graduated from the UWE with a first in illustration, and his skills in that department mean that every piece he creates has his fingerprints on it from the outset. His first forays into the world of commercial filmmaking culminated in the charming and innovative Music Matters series where he told the stories of the rise to fame of Jay Z, Kate Bush and John Martyn mastering a dazzling array of styles and techniques. Elliot's approach to film making never rests at the easy option. His smash hit 'Bubble' by Jon Hopkins and King Creosote, saw Elliot himself building miniature sets and shooting, alone, for 5 days in a basement. The result is a mixed-media masterpiece. Elliot has gone on to shoot a sci-fi tinted live action music video for Francois & the Atlas Mountains and most recently the video for 'Third Swan' by King Creosote and Jon Hopkins, his unique take on a magical mini disaster movie.