Round Eye and I Introduce 'Billy!'

It's always fun making videos with Round Eye. They put a lot of thought and effort into everything they do.

The last two videos I did with them was "City Living" and "Suntan" before that. For "Billy," we all wanted to go even further....

Things escalate...

Things escalate...

So it all started with myself, Chachy, Jimmy and Kathryn sitting outside a bar on a rainy Shanghai evening to talk ideas and basically how to handle the 'challenging' imagery Chachy was envisioning. 

What we made turned out to be far more ridiculous and silly that that initial conversation, with way more humour but without loosing the band's message.

Read an interview with Chachy and his thoughts at Dangerous Minds by CLICKING HERE.

Kat half way through creating her demon.

Kat half way through creating her demon.

For the majority of the shoot, we used Inferno. A metal bar and venue in Shanghai. We used the stage for scene with cops and Donald Trump.

Two of our sets.

Two of our sets.

And for other scenes we made minimalist sets against a black backdrop. As well as green screen scenes for the opening sequence.

A complete green screen composite.

A complete green screen composite.

At the end of this locations shoot we moved to a quiet Pudong street area to shoot our driving scenes. Then it was 'that scene' in a church the next day. I took all the footage we had then made a rough cut before we got together to decide which extra shots were still needed.

That awkward to shoot scene in a real Church.

That awkward to shoot scene in a real Church.

Everything was shot handheld on my FS5 to help make the video more tense with some excellent post production sound from Casey Anderson.

I hope you dig it.

Directed by Chachy and Alessio Avezzano. For viewers in China, CLICK HERE.