by Syd Briscoe
There are shades of the post-apocalyptic in this intriguing promo for Nothing But Thieves' 'Overcome'. The film follows a couple who seem completely wrapped up in each other, escaping from an unknown threat into an apparently empty would in a souped-up RV.
The hints at wider lore are kept subtle throughout the piece, with bonfires in industrial wastelands, mysterious fevers, and odd pieces of tech never allowed to be the focus of any given scene. The band's performance is equally detached from the action, with singer Conor Mason popping up like a spectre in the couple's living space.
A final arrival at an unseen destination - bathed in bright red neon light and swamped with smoke - offers a tantalising taste of a larger story, but is again left unexplained. This is gritty, romantic, and overall extremely confident work from director Teeeezy C, who trusts the audience to make their own conclusions about the curious world on display.
Product Category: Promos