Paloma Faith 'Guilty' by Thomas James

Paloma Faith 'Guilty' by Thomas James
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The second half of The Architect, Thomas James' two-part sequence of videos for Paloma Faith, continues the story where it left off at the end of Crybaby: one boy cannot stand the oppressive regime of an institution that is 'creating' the future leaders of a cruel totalitarian state. He flees and the supportive Paloma races after him.

That sets off a chain of events explored in Guilty, where the cruel rulers of the Darwinian school that punishes any weakness or sensitivity in its students are faced with a revolt, and their demise.

But if that is predictable, what happens after that is not. In a way, James ramps up the cruelty further, as the true Architect is revealed. But he also manages to maintain the sense of a pop video even as the narrative gets ever darker.

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Director
Thomas James
Producer
Christian Gill
Production Company
Black Dog FilmsBlack Dog Films website
Executive Producer
Sam Holmes, Martin Roker
Director of Photography
Benjamin Wearing
Wardrobe
Alex Noble
Hair
Hair Designer
Make-up
Lan Nguyen
Editor
James Wright
Editing company
TenThree
Colourist
Richard Fearon
Post production company
MPC
Post Producer
Zoe Hockings
Director's Representation
Holly Wolfers
Commissioner
Elizabeth Doonan
Label
Sony
Casting
Hammond & Cox
Assistant Editor
Amanda Jenkins
Head Of Colour Production
Ellora Chowdhury
Colour Production
Olivia Jessop
Post Production Coordinator
Tamara Mennell
Additional Finishing
Luti Media
Compositor & Motion Designer
Asad Naveed
Executive Assistant
Fatima Ouklilane
Head Of Production
Ed Hoadley

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