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Biscuit's Isaiah Seret Directs Brooding Music Video for Alt-J's New Track 'Pleader'

The film chronicles life from birth to death, with real birth footage lifted from an experimental film by Stan Brakhage from 1959

Biscuit's Isaiah Seret Directs Brooding Music Video for Alt-J's New Track 'Pleader'

Biscuit have released director Isaiah Seret’s latest music video for alt-J for their track ‘Pleader’. Filmed in the Rhonda Valley in South Wales, the film stars Sophie Cookson (Gypsy, Kingsman) and Morgan Watkins (A Little Chaos, Suffragette).

It chronicles life from birth to death, with real birth footage lifted from an experimental film by Stan Brakhage from 1959 and apocalyptic moments fit for a disaster movie interspersed with shots of the glorious Welsh countryside, fitting as the track itself is inspired by Richard Llewlyn’s book How Green Was My Valley?

 
alt- J said:  “When we set out to make a video for ‘Pleader’ Joe sent the following one line brief to director Isaiah Seret: "a Welsh mining love story; a tidal wave of earth." What Isaiah came back with was an epic short film, inspired both by the song's source material and Tarkovsky's The Sacrifice. A family must pit their desire to have a child against the knowledge that this would destroy their community. The hypnotic, hymnal quality of the song binds the video throughout, hinting at redemption while destruction takes place.”
 
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Client

Advertiser: Alt-J

Creative Agency

Writer: Joe Newman & Isaiah Seret

Production Company

Production Company: Biscuit Filmworks UK

Executive Producer: Rupert Reynolds-MacLean

Director: Isaiah Seret

DOP: John Lynch

Producer: Sonya Sier

Photographer : Jake Dypka

Casting Director: Kharmel Cochrane

Technical Assistant : Yasmin Seddon, Munzir Quraishy

Directors Rep: Chloe Page

Unit Runner: Daniel Linnik-Zhuravliov, Tereza Dvorak

Location: Nick Sier

Writer: Joe Newman & Isaiah Seret

Camera Operators: Leo Bund

Associate Producers: Gabija Lauce

Costume Designer: Mr Gammon

1st AD: Louis Barron/Tom Allan (2AD)

Makeup Artist: Freddie Stopler

2nd AC: Kitt Sullivan

Cast Co-ordinator: Jana Nouskova/Elena Argiros

Production Manager: Rebecca Mason

Production Designer: Marie Lanna

Offline

Edit Company: Work Post LA

Editor: Stewart Reeves

Producer: Marguerite Olivelle

Post Production / VFX

Post Production Company: Time Based Arts

Colourist: Simone Grattarola

VFX Supervisor: Sheldon Gardner

Executive Producer: Tom Johnson

Matte Painting: Lisa Ayla

Flame: Ben Stonehouse

CG: Mike Battcock, Ben Cantor, Federico Guzzardo

Nuke: Bernardo Verela

Nuke Artist: Ralph Brisco

Music

Sound Mix: Factory Studios

Sound Production: Parallax Post

Sound Editor: Luke Lynch & Paul Rogers

Mix: Jon Clarke

Producer: Lou Allen

Record Label

Artist: Alt-J

Label: Jo Power (Marketing Manager)

Manager: Stephen Tavener/Chelsea London

Record Label

Commissioner : Andrew Law

Artist: Alt-J

Record Label: Infectious Music UK

Category: Music video , Short films

Genre: Music & Sound Design