Flying High, Longlist - Music Video, Planet Positive

Where Do The Children Play

Chris Hopewell

Black Dog Films

“We decided to make the props and scenery from recycled materials wherever possible, to minimise the production impact on the environment. We did a beach clean in South Wales to gather plastic debris and used it to make the ocean you see in the video. Our sea scenes were made from waste plastic washed up on our shores. "All of the sets and practically all props were made from recycled repurposed and up-cycled materials. I’d say that 90% of what you see on screen was made from recycled materials, even the rostrum the sets are built on were recycled scaffolding planks and sets painted with paints from a local charity store. "All materials used were then re-purposed or recycled when the video was finished. It was a slightly longer process than usual, but fun!”

Chris Hopewell is a director and designer famed for his multi award-winning animated films. Recognised with creating original, distinctive stop-motion films for the likes of Father John Misty, Radiohead, Cat Stevens, and Run The Jewels, Chris’ work in music video has seen him pick up several Gold UKMVAs and a MTV Video of the Year Award. Through his graphic design agency Jacknife, Chris has worked with Queens of the Stone Age, Iggy Pop, Stanley Donwood, Interpol, Misfits, Primavera, and many more artists and festivals.