Video production portfolio – Collusion music video
Bout Yeh’s lead photographer and director Stephen S T Bradley was commissioned to produce this music video to highlight the cries for help of a young man abused by a member of the primary religious organisation and how coverups by church state and businesses are done to hide the truth.
The sing in this music video was created by Liam Ó Maonlaí of The Hothouse Flowers, Steve Cooney, Tommy Sands and other international stars of Irish music.
Stephen conceived the imagery in this music video production to compliment the pacing of the music track while starkly illustrating the plight of the man featured in the song.
As uniqueness is key in making a music video production stand out from others, Stephen illustrated the story in the song through aerial footage looking down over dramatic Irish scenery, filmed in the Mourne Mountains, with still images illustrating the words in the song locked to these moving landscapes.
Client – Musicians For Justice
Music video production by Bout Yeh staff in Belfast
Music video produced and directed by Bout Yeh’s Stephen S T Bradley
Services provided for this music video:
Shooting script development
Aerial footage where the moving camera circles the landscape while a giant still image of a crucifix stays locked in place over trees.
As the camera moves forward over a road leading high into mountains, an still image of the Houses of Parliament UK moves towards us.
Tracking from left, an enormous still image hovers within the scan showing a boy with tape over his mouth, illustrating the gagging effect of cries for help being ignored.
Tracking down from a wooded mountain, we are introduced to the song’s protagonist, lost in thought, played by Irish actor Conor Cupples.
Tracking forward and looking through clouds, we move over the wall of an enormous reservoir as we are introduced to a sense of foreboding.
As our camera circles the enormous space of Spelga Dam, we see the story’s protagonist drowning beneath the water’s surface.
The song’s protagonist hunkers within a dark and brooding landscape . . .
. . . before rising powerfully to his feet and stretching out his arms, submitting himself, hero-like, to whatever life has in store.