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Director Vincent Haycock and Florence Welch Premiere 'The Odyssey'

Press Kitchen, 4 months, 4 weeks ago

A highly emotive music promo from the Park Pictures director and Florence & The Machine

Director Vincent Haycock and Florence Welch Premiere 'The Odyssey'

On April 24th the film The Odyssey, directed by Vincent Haycock via Park Pictures for Florence and the Machine, had its worldwide debut. The film, which stars Florence Welch, premiered in full April 20th at a live screening at London’s Dalston’s Rio cinema, followed by a global premiere April 24th online at and a live Facebook Q&A session. On May 4th, the film has its US theatrical premiere at Village East Cinema in New York City.

“The Odyssey, like the epic poem by Homer, is a journey,” says Haycock. “It’s Florence’s personal journey to find herself again after the emotional storm of a heartbreak."

Directed by longtime Welch collaborator Haycock, The Odyssey unites each of the visual film segments created for How Big How Blue How Beautiful—including highly cinematic Haycock-directed music videos “What Kind Of Man,” “St. Jude,” “Ship To Wreck,” “How Big How Blue How Beautiful,” “Queen Of Peace” and “Delilah.” The films which together comprise The Odyssey were released one-by-one in 2015 and 2016.

“Like the layers of Dante’s purgatory, each song or chapter represents a battle that Florence traversed and physical landscape that embodied each songs or story,” Haycock explains. “Its a metaphorical journey about escaping your demons, confronting yourself and returning to the original Florence, the dancer, the performer, the lover.”

Haycock previously worked with Florence Welch directing popular music videos for ‘Sweet Nothing’ with Calvin Harris, as well as  ‘Lover to Lover.’ 

Music and Sound

Sound Mix: Tom Paolantonio


Editor: Vincent Haycock, Tabitha Denholm (What Kind of Man chapter)

Post Production / VFX

Flame: Chris Riley

Post Production House: a52

Producer: Kelly Noecker

Roto: Tiffany German

Visual Effects: Andres Barrios, Andy McKenna

Visual Effects Artist: Michael Vagilenty, Michael Plescia

Production Company

Choreographer: Ryan Huffington, Holly Blakely (Delilah and Third Eye chapters)

Creative Director: Tabitha Denholm

Director: Vincent Haycock

DOP: Steve Annis

Executive Producer: Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Mary Ann Marino, Alex Fisch

Head of Production: Anne Bobroff

Production Company: Park Pictures

Category: Music video , Short films

Genre: Music performance