Flying High, Longlist - Music Video

Maisie Peters, John Hughes Movie

Louis Bhose

Agile Films

Louis Bhose pays homage to those classic teen films of the 80s made by the guy in the songtitle, then gives it a good old twist. In his darkly comic promo for Maisie Peters' John Hughes Movie, Bhose presents a world in which Maisie is an outsider, desperate to get the guy but always missing out. When she is at home, she is stalked by a raunchy couple who can't seem to get a room - their own one, anyway. And just when it seems all hope is lost, Bhose delivers an unexpected yet brilliant twist. Washed with neon lighting and gritty textures, the video is a welcome step outside of the mainstream, and boasts a perfect balance between vintage and contemporary aesthetics.

Louis Bhose is a director based in London, UK. He's directed music videos for acts such as Michael Kiwanuka, Loyle Carner, Lewis Capaldi, Bombay Bicycle Club, Marika Hackman and more. Recent work includes a one hour variety special for Amazon Prime with Arlo Parks. Commercial work includes ads for Adidas, Twitter, Pot Noodle & more. His video for 'Sucker' won best video at the NME Awards 2018 and in 2019 he was nominated for Best New Director at the UK MVAs. His work on the Twitter '@JohnLewis' campaign won a D&AD Wooden Pencil.