MOODBAY

Snoww Productions have had the pleasure of filming a number of music videos for UK electro-pop duo Moodbay.

Radio Guest.jpg

ANNA & ALFIE

Moodbay are singer-songwriter Anna Stephens and songwriter-producer Alfie Cattell.

92017099_146525826889515_584829255132014

GROWING SUCCESS

Their first single 'Listen Up' was an official top ten UK dance hit, they won the Amazing Radio listener poll, they've played to crowds of 10,000 and 20,000 for Metro Radio and been played and praised by BBC Sounds & BBC Intro.

91677104_146526160222815_240096398922062

BBC RADIO

Moodbay's appeal is based on their cutting edge original songs and productions, which have been praised by top BBC radio DJs like Janice Long, Alex Lester & Bob Fischer.

radio.jpg

SMALL BOLD TITLE

Avenir Light is a clean and stylish font favored by designers. It's easy on the eyes and a great go to font for titles, paragraphs & more.

london neon sign.png
Topping Billie Eilish.jpg

THE 'GHOST' VIDEO

Primarily shot in London, our Snoww Productions video for 'Ghost' by Moodbay featured on a number of hit playlists on YouTube. It was great to see it alongside acts like Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish and Weeknd! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLHj4gFPFm0

MORE HIT PLAYLISTS

To see the 'Ghost' video charting on YouTube playlists between Anne-Marie and Selena Gomez, was a blast!

Topping Selena Gomez.jpg
MOODBAY 2 faces in 1.jpg
critical acclaim.jpg

'ALONE'

Moodbay hail from the North East and their video 'Alone' was shot in Manchester and London. You can check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqVwlRInDeU

alfie neon.png
alfie screen-black piano 1.jpg

THE SNOWW TEAMS

According to the needs of the project, at Snoww Productions we add value to our teams, with artists like Yuan Hu, Ricky Thompson and Declan Creffield joining Vicky von Knorring behind the lens, and stylists such as Lulu Plews adding flair to the shot design.

11.png

BOOM! 'LOCKDOWN' SONG

'Lockdown' is a fun and funky track by Boom! (feat. Rosanna Eastman and Trixta), released on May 27th 2020 as the world takes its first steps to emerge from quarantine. The song was co-written by Kim Appleby of Mel & Kim fame and upbeat solo hits like 'Don't Worry' and 'G.L.A.D.' The lyric says 'If you're looking for a good time... we got it on lockdown!'

lockdown 4.png

'LOCKDOWN' TEASER

The aim with the YouTube teaser for 'Lockdown' was to create a cool, champagne atmosphere with the use of unexpected cuts, song lyric graphics and stills of DJ decks, a glitter ball, party polaroids and ball gowns. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8xSk-k6om4

lockdown 6.png
lockdown 2.png
lockdown 8.png
kj.png
big house 1.png

WORLD GOES AROUND

The story of World Goes Round, 'the killer LA super group that never was', is extraordinary. The chance discovery of a music cassette of an album made in the 1980s by Prince's producer Tommy Vicari, but which never saw the light of day at the time, has become an exciting  project of reconstruction, with the first single 'Big House' released May 29th 2020. video. Snoww Productions were delighted to be asked by Viper Records NYC to create a contemporary film to reflect the political and environmental concerns of the song's lyrics, which seem even more relevant today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kUlpp27sIc

big house-future.png
gn.png
ll.png
Music-Week-Club-Charts-13-08-19-1.jpg

KISS LIKE WINE

We were happy to create a touching video for Californian Melinda Ortner's single 'Kiss Like Wine', which will be released later in 2020. In an unusual set-up,  we filmed Melinda as a waitress at Belushi's bar in Hammersmith, London. The footage of her singing has been inter-cut with the character's random memories and dreams, as she goes about her work of cleaning tables, laying cutlery etc.

White-new2.png

MELINDA ORTNER

Melinda is a unique artist and you can read more about her here: http://www.melindaortner.com/

MEL097-Touched.jpg

THE DUKES

The Dukes, songwriters for many world-famous artists such as Sister Sledge and Cher,  made a 5-star yacht rock album in the 80s with legendary producer Arif Mardin (Norah Jones, George Benson) which has received praise across the board for its songwriting and musicianship. It includes songs such as Mystery Girl, Thank You For The Party and Memories.

bugatti musker.jpg

'2020' by The Dukes

The Dukes kicked off 2020 with a brand new song... and a plea for change... in what has turned out to be a tumultuous year.  The original Snoww Productions video teasers at the end of 2019 utilised a very gradual approach to a huge video sign, which finally revealed the title of the song, with 2020 also depicted in cool Korean and Japnese text, to reflect the strong fan base The Dukes have in those countries.

Screenshot 2020-01-10 at 10.51.35.png

BEAUTIFUL DISGRACE

The Dukes returned  in 2019 with a soulful song inspired by press reports of girls getting caught up in street crime. Less likely to be stopped by police, they are often used by gangs to carry drugs and knives. This basic news theme was developed by The Dukes into a song about a young girl mixing with the wrong crowd, and Snoww Productions provided urban imagery to match.

Screenshot 2020-01-09 at 20.31.59.png
Screenshot 2020-01-09 at 20.32.07.png
Screenshot 2020-01-09 at 20.33.16.png

JUDE HANDS

The role of the young girl in the Snoww Productions' clip for 'Beautiful Disgrace' clip was played by beautiful newcomer Jude Hands.

shutterstock_16921738.jpg

JAMES LUCAS

Another rising star is London-based James Lucas, whose cool style  features in several  Moodbay song clips.

james lucas 3.png
lucas james 2.png
lucas james.png

FALLOWLAND

For the Moodbay video Fallowland, Vicky created a surreal fantasy landscape which features James Lucas as an astronaut.

Screenshot 2020-01-27 at 20.10.37.png

PRODUCTION STILLS

Random moments backstage... we'll definitely be making a Snoww Productions behind the scenes video sometime soon!

coffe 2.jpg
model 1.jpg
Screenshot 2019-12-10 at 09.55.55.png
bath 3.jpg
dom paints piano.jpg

MULTI-TASKING

It's all hands on deck during a shoot, and this time it was Dominic's job to quickly re-paint an old out-of-use upright piano between songs.

I GOT YOU

For their new dance track 'I Got You', we put together a cool visualiser to reflect the club credibility of the song: https://youtu.be/XX6HCVhYcSk

CREATING MOODS

For some preparatory test shots, Snoww created the moody world of a Miami motel in the studio.

3-2019-10-16 at 14.14.00.png

GREEN SCREEN

Green screen is a useful tool for the film maker. Providing it is well lit, it can provide a neutral canvas for all kinds of wizardry!

green screen 1.jpg

VENUES

An unusual choice of venue can add so much to a shoot, as did this club with its 1980s references.

Screenshot 2020-04-10 at 15.39.01.png

SMALL BOLD TITLE

Avenir Light is a clean and stylish font favored by designers. It's easy on the eyes and a great go to font for titles, paragraphs & more.

THEATRE VENUE

Behind a classic English pub, there is a perfect little theater, with definite shades of Tim Burton!

cavendish arms.png

ANNA STEPHENS

When the main theatre shots of Moodbay's Anna Stephens were complete, she lay down on the floor in front of the footlights to symbolise the hopelessness expressed in the song 'Alone'.

alone floor better.png
Untitled 15.png

ALFIE CATTELL

Alfie of Moodbay, playing a weathered old upright piano for the duo's video of 'Alone'... before it was re-painted white!

Screenshot 2020-03-10 at 20.23.00.png

SMALL BOLD TITLE

Avenir Light is a clean and stylish font favored by designers. It's easy on the eyes and a great go to font for titles, paragraphs & more.

1000+ spotify.jpg

SMALL BOLD TITLE

Avenir Light is a clean and stylish font favored by designers. It's easy on the eyes and a great go to font for titles, paragraphs & more.

Music-Week-Club-Charts-13-08-19-1.jpg

SMALL BOLD TITLE

Avenir Light is a clean and stylish font favored by designers. It's easy on the eyes and a great go to font for titles, paragraphs & more.

maggies 4.jpg

ANNA & LUAN

A club bathroom made a great background for one exciting Moodbay shot (Anna Stephens and  videographer Yuan Hu in action).

Screenshot 2019-06-27 at 19.56.17.png

ALFIE

Alfie Cattell is key to the production sound of Moodbay, and his 'Dark House Remix' of their song 'Listen Up', gave the electro-pop duo their first top ten hit in the official Music Week UK dance charts. For the video of the track, he switched to the role of cool DJ in shades!

Screenshot 2019-06-27 at 19.59.44.png

ANNA

This thought-provoking image of Anna Stephens of Moodbay also featured in their video clip for the dance mix of 'Listen Up'.

william wilde.jpg

WILLIAM WILDE LATEX

William Wilde is well-known for his powerful designs and stunning garments, for music stars like Paloma Faith and Kylie Minogue. Everyone was excited when his specially made latex dress arrived for Anna Stephens for the Moodbay shoot. There was plenty of merriment when stylist Lulu Plews waxed and polished the dress, so it would shine brightly on set!

Screenshot 2019-12-10 at 09.56.48.png
make up.png

BEHIND THE SCENES

Lulu Plews giving Anna Stephens of Moodbay a backstage make-up treatment and an on-set refresher.

Screenshot 2020-04-02 at 18.57.49.png

LULU

It's great fun working with Lulu Plews. She knows how to keep the filming process upbeat and brings a zingy, fresh eye to styling and all things hair and make-up. Her credits include: The Wandering Hearts, King Nun, Bloxx, The Wombats, Gary Powell of The Libertines, Foxes, Noah And The Whale, Oliver Giroud, Hector Bellerin, Mark Schwarzer, Hemsley and Hemsley, Royksöpp, Professor Green, Sundara Karma, Sister Bliss, Light House Family, Brix Smith Start, Yaeger.

Screenshot 2020-03-16 at 18.24.36.png

YUAN 

We were so pleased to have Yuan Hu on board for our Moodbay shoot in London. His masterful and edgy camerawork, and great sense of humour were a real asset throughout the shoot. Yuan is also a musician and understands that music shoots can get a bit crazy sometimes, but manages to remain calm under pressure! He's had experience working with luminaries such as Spike Lee and has filmed some of the biggest stars around, like Dua Lipa, Rita Ora, Kendall Jenner and Cara Delavigne, and he's in demand as an editor for peop