Bree Runway - Somebody Like You

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Hooked on love, in three episodes.

The London-based singer-songwriter Bree Runway has dropped her second single of the year, 'Somebody Like You,' and English/French director Claire Arnold, produced by Amara Rossell for Ground Work, follows the song's idea with this episodic video,  'you know this type of love is '‘bad’' but in the end… it should be you that holds the cards to your destiny.'

In three parts the choreography, outfits and set design change to make our heroine the complicated lover that she is. Claire collaborated closely with the stylist Anna Treylevan to create mystical, theatrical and symbolic looks. Looks that came to life in the production design - designed by Sarah Asmail- which plays with our perception of space using simple and effective visual illusions.

Bree, '[the song is] an ode to my future lover, in a generation where love and relationships have become so transactional, I’m still preserving myself for the real thing. ‘Somebody like you’ – he is also like me, he will see value in a love that can’t be bought, it simply just is. It can be such an empty, soulless generation but in all of that I am still sure there is a precious diamond in all the dirt for me.'

Claire Arnold, 'The  beat of this track pulled on the heartstrings of some iconic late 80s early 90s romantic power pop ballads. Dramatic looks, commanding performances, and full of fantasy – it made me think of Shakespeare's Sister and how cosmic but also chaotic their world was in the video for 'stay'.he pain … and the freaky in their performance... is a really fun dichotomy and this was a mood we wanted to balance across Bree's film and choreographic storytelling brought to life by Nat and Kane KZ Creatives.

I collaborated with the super talented Sarah Asmail on the set design to create each scene. We attempted to do the most with what we had.. and there was very much a challenge in creating scale and perspective to match the 'epic feeling' of the track within a studio context. Technically we used backdrops, set design, projectors and strong lighting embracing the theatrical aspects of these mediums. Builds + Painted Backdrops created ‘trompe l'oeil’ style scenes to trick perspective was a key component to building the SLY world.


ft dancers : @nicolehastings_, @jordan_melch, @capsxtaha, @tendaii._, @_nathanielwilliams, @willisrose_

Director: @claire_arnold
Director Of Photography: @jackreynoldsdp
Executive Producer: Aaron Z. Willson @ground___work
1st Ad: @ellxcxa
PM: @anna_butler__
Director’s Assistant: @miag

Styling by @annatrevelyan
Assistant To Anna: Jasveen Manku
Assistant To Anna: Kit Rimmer @kitrimmer

Bree Beauty: Tomi Ajayi
Bree Hair: Sheena Adae-amoakoh
Nails: Kat Katana @kattkatana

Set Design: Sarah Asmail @sarah.asmail
Art Assistant: Tasneem Elnayal
Art Assistant: Jumana Abdelsalam
Construction Supervisor: Dean Coombs
Construction: Sean Quai

Choreography by Nathalie Zangi @nat_zangi Kane Klendjian @kaneklendjian @kzcreatives
Assistant Choreographers: Angelica Wolanska @angelicawska

Steadicam: @steadibrooks
Projectionist Tech: Craig Dunbar
Ac: Pete Wade
2nd Ac: Asia Rose Kilagllon
Gaffer: Grzegorz Krzeszwiec
Desk Op Dan Cloake
Spark: Joe Rogers
Spark: C/o Shl

Dancers Stylist: Coco Mell @coco_mell
Dance Group Beauty: Grace Sinnott @gracessinnott
Dance Group Hair: Phebe Checks @phebe.checks
Assistant To Coco: @leilalouella @britinicampbell
Assistant To Coco: Yoshe Rose

Edit: Edward Cooper @edward_coops @the_assembly_rooms
Offline Producer: Joshua Gochez @joshahwawa @the_assembly_rooms
Edit Assistant: Amanda Marie-Rose + Bruna Sorgini @amandaldn @brunasorgini

VFX Supervisor: Ben Lazloo
VFX house- @tk_fx_studios
VFX supervisor - Johan Barrios @_johan_barrios
VFX producer - Elis Tanyeri elis.tanyeri
VFX Compositor Salvatore Lo Cascio
VFX Compositor - Lawrence Chandam
FX artist - Urte Olsauskaite @oh_i_wonder
Grade: Luke Morrison @thehux, Megan Lee @colourbymegwan
Online Post Producer: Oliver Whitworth @etc.colour
Runners: Rowan Hutchings & Franky Stone

Special thanks @thegregorykara @gcdswear @jeanlouiecastillo @maxallenbabes @bradleysharpe