Just before I left America, Eric popped around to Sky’s house (where I was staying) to say goodbye. Just before he left he placed down this on the table in front of me. It took me a while to remember what it was; but 2 years ago when we finished our last series of videos it fell out of the door of a travelodge room we were staying in on the last night of the tour. I gave it to him as a weird reminder to stay creative. We were all having a rough time through various things and my gran had passed away while I was on the road with Foxy. It’s basically like a small fisheye lens for seeing who’s at your hotel room door. He gave it back to me and said “we’ll exchange it back next time we do a video, it will help you keep focused”. Weird things like this are what I love about my job. It’s a reminder that this job is far more than the tech you use, but rather the relationships you build with people. These have a direct relation to what you create and what boundaries you break. Thanks to @foxy_shazam for another incredible opportunity to make videos the way I always want to (freely and differently). More photos and write ups of my time in the USA coming on thatfilmduderyan.com soon. Thanks to all for your continued support.
Pretty stoked with my life right now. Work hard for the things you want and tell anyone who doubts you to get fucked. This whole project has been one massive boost to my creative vibes. See you in bit UK.
The #Cincinnati glow. Love this place. Sad to leave some great friends behind but grateful to have the opportunity to work with such talented inspirational people.
When I started directing the goal was always to create things as cinematic as possible. Often, strangely, I feel most proud when I make the weirdest stuff. I was honestly a pretty weird kid growing up and it’s never left me. So when you meet a bunch of guys as equally weird and creative; you just gel. Today was a triumph for all involved and I never felt more at home directing a concept. I’m just sinking a beer now quietly reflecting and feeling generally super charged for my job. I haven’t felt like this in a long while. Thank you @foxy_shazam.
Love this band, top guys with a brilliant sound. Pick up their new album ‘Rented World’ now!