I was asked by kool thing in November 2011 to direct a music video for the 1st single ‘Light Games’ off their new album release, coming in the first quarter of 2012.
I thoroughly had so much fun on the shoot, which took place in Berlin. I had the pleasure to collaborate with Adam Scarth, a UK based cinematographer and good friend. It was somewhat of a reunion as we had not collaborated since film school around 4 years prior. I also had the opportunity to work with Emme Preisler, a Berlin friend, with whom together we had been planning a collaboration for over a year, so it was great to see its final fruition in the form of the music video, in which I was impressed by the execution of her craft and touched by her on-screen presence.
The members of kool thing, also Berlin friends, Julie Chance and Jon Dark, were also of great support throughout production and an accompanying driving force in the process. On top of this, some of our friends also made up the additional cast and crew so with all of us together in it, it felt like a well-knit ensemble!
For me there was a great alchemy present in the shooting process and I was thoroughly happy with the results. I also edited the video and can’t wait until the premiere video release screening! Big thank yous to everyone who was involved!
Download the Light Games EP HERE
‘Light Games – kool thing’ Music Video – World Wide Online Premiere : 19th January 2012
Producer/Director/Editor – Claire Kurylowski
Cinematographer – Adam Scarth
1st A.D. – Wouter Jaspers
Starring – Emme Preisler, Sophie Lee, Majada Daria Ramadan, Julia Trentau, V
Production Design – Tom Bonynge
Lighting/Camera Assistant – Charles Gouvea
Styling – Emme Preisler