Nicolas Ménard brings us Illuminate, a music video for Tourist featuring Years and Years and his first piece under Nexus Productions. Following his recent Young Guns 12 win and the success of his moving short Somewhere, with an excellent sensibility and eye for form, Ménard’s newest piece brings us on an abstract journey of miscommunication that is uniquely his own.
It’s been a real blast to direct Tourist’s ‘Illuminate’ music video. Not only because it’s such a playful, awesome sounding track, but also because Will was keen to jump straight into the weird abstract universe I’d suggested. It’s also been really fun to play with the idea of translating a poem into Korean; a little metaphor for miscommunication in a relationship. I’m looking forward to seeing whether people dig out those cryptic messages..!
You can view more on Tumblr here: http://touristilluminate.tumblr.com/
Production Company: Nexus
Direction and Design: Nicolas Ménard
Executive Producer: Luke Youngman
Producer: Beccy McCray
Production Coordinator: Natalie Henry
Editing: Nicolas Ménard
With thanks to:
Lara Lee, for translation
Artist: Tourist feat. Years and Years
Commissioner: Emily Tedrake & Jacob Robinson