After showing us some smooth funk with his debut single, ‘Storm’ and follow-up, ‘Taste’, we then got to see his rather bent sense of humour in the petulant ‘Fly All The Way’. It’s now time to experience a more melancholic side of Guy Pearce’s music, with the release of the fourth music video and radio single from his acclaimed album, ‘Broken Bones’.
In the track titled ‘Golden Heart’, Pearce’s delicate, restrained vocals are beautifully complemented by the moody arrangement of the SILO String Quartet along with piano, bass, guitars, drums and Hammond.
As one would expect, he enlisted the skills of some of his impressive film world friends and colleagues, including Giovanni Ribisi and Cinematographer Natasha Braier (The Rover) to produce an exquisitely emotive clip, which Pearce himself co-directed.
Shot in black-and-white, the simplicity of a small boy on a stormy beach evokes a breathtaking loneliness, interspersed with cinematic, almost stifling, underwater scenes of Pearce swimming amongst sinking antique musical instruments.
Filmed partly in Malibu, California and utilising the pool at Ribisi’s Stellascope studios in Los Angeles, the clip was a joint effort between Pearce, Ribisi and Braier. Pearce edited the footage back in Australia, before sending back to Stellascope for colour grading, by Braier. Additional colour correction and VFX were carried out by Michael Shanks of Latenite Films, who also directed Pearce’s first clip, ‘Storm’.
Pearce says “After having just worked with my pal Giovanni on the film ‘Results’ in Austin Texas it was a treat to immediately collaborate again on this clip. Together with Natasha we all contributed idea’s to come up with something that I think expresses the nature of nostalgia beautifully. Natasha’s idea of projecting what we’d shot at the beach into the pool while I swam between the screen and the camera was just brilliant. As we know water can truly allow emotion to be expressed perfectly on a number of levels”
GOLDEN HEART MUSIC VIDEO
“GOLDEN HEART” VIDEO CREDITS:
Guy Pearce as himself
Daniel Mazhar as the Boy
Stellascope - Producer
Giovanni Ribisi – Producer
Guy Pearce, Giovanni Ribisi, Natasha Braier – Co-directors
Natasha Braier – Cinematographer
Guy Pearce, Giovanni Ribisi - Additional camera operators
Cody Moore - Production Supervisor
Roham Rahmanian - Underwater Camera
Loren Elkin - 1st AC
Ricky Lesser - Underwater Safety
Nick Perry - Grip and Electric
Stephanie Hauser - Grip and Electric
Shawn Labaqui - Production Assistant
Guy Pearce – Editor
Natasha Braier – Colour grading
Michael Shanks/Latenite Films – Additional colour correction/FX
Thanks to Chris Hocking, Latenite Films for transfers
Equipment supply and underwater location thanks to Stellascope, LA