Music Videos

The Kooks ‘The Sofa Song’

My second video for the Kooks, made just as they were becoming household names in the UK.

The original idea was to make a video based on David Hockney’s beautiful photo collages. Luke Pritchard, lead singer of the Kooks, was enthusiastic about the concept but, as one might expect, the management/promotional team wanted something less avant garde and more accessible. It was a bit of a tug of war and I think the final result strikes a decent balance between the two poles.

Funnily enough, this was one of actor Ben Barnes first roles, but he ended up being almost entirely cut from the video.

Role: Director, SFX