- Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015
The sixth installment in Florence + the Machine’s music video series for The Odyssey has been released. Park Pictures director Vincent Haycock adds to the epic visual campaign with “Delilah,” a dramatic six-minute short chronicling Florence confronting her demons in a spooky motel in Los Angeles.
The Biblically-influenced video – yes, the title is a reference to the tale of Samson and Delilah – follows Florence as she makes her way through the various rooms of a strange motel. From cutting her lover’s hair a la Samson, to experiencing a bout of sleep paralysis as a goblin sits on her chest and contemplates strangling her, to coming face-to-face with a Florence clone, the artful film is rife with raw emotion and elegant choreography.
“The Odyssey” is a series of films that covers seven tracks in the album. The videos were released one-by-one throughout 2015.
About Vincent Haycock
Haycock is an award-winning film, commercial and video director. In the clips realm, Haycock has directed award-winning videos for the likes of Florence and the Machine, Paul McCartney, Lana Del Rey, Raffertie, Spiritualized and somewhere around 10 videos for Calvin Harris. Haycock has received numerous nominations and awards for his music video work including an MTV VMA for Calvin Harris “Feel So Close”.
About Park Pictures
Founded in 1998 by Executive Producer Jacqueline Kelman Bisbee and renowned filmmaker/cinematographer Lance Acord, Bicoastal/London-based Park Pictures has an auspicious track record of discovering and mentoring new filmmaking talent, and infusing all projects with big screen production values. Park Pictures has forged strong partnerships with agencies, studios and clients worldwide by engaging all members of its team in creative problem solving.
In commercials, Lance Acord won a 2014 Emmy® for his acclaimed Apple “Misunderstood” commercial. Acord’s Nike “Jogger” was named Best TV Spot of 2012 by Creativity Magazine and also got a 2013 Emmy® nod. Acord has received three DGA Award nominations for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials.
Park Pictures’ feature division, headed by Producer Sam Bisbee, Jacqueline Kelman Bisbee and Lance Acord, has produced four features, all of which were selected for the Sundance Film Festival within a three-year timespan. Picked up by major distributors were Sundance award-winning Robot and Frank (2013), Infinitely Polar Bear (2014), starring Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana, and God’s Pocket (2014), starring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. In 2015, Park Pictures comes to Sundance with Cop Car (2015), its first thriller, starring Kevin Bacon. Park Pictures won a 2010 Academy Award for the company’s first narrative film, live-action short “The New Tenants,” starring Vincent D’Onofrio. http://parkpictures.com/