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Fontaines D.C.
'Starbuster'
26 April 2024 4 mins 24s

Grian Chatten suffers for his art. In February, the Fontaines DC frontman suffered a panic attack in London's St Pancras station; a few weeks later, we have 'Starburster'—a taut, thumping track punctuated by sharp intakes of breath. Write what you know, as they say.

He then plays an asthmatic football referee in the promo, which plays out like a banned episode of 'Mr Benn'. Every time Chatten crawls under a garage door to retrieve his ball, he emerges with a new look. This is where director Aube Perrie and his crew have some fun.

It's hard to keep up as we get variants like Bloody Grian, Scarred Grian, Retro Grian, Ghillie Suit Grian, and Gimp Grian in quick succession, but variety is the spice of life in this world. If the band ever wish to launch a range of action figures, this is a good place to start.

Product Category: Promos

Territory: UK



production
Pulse Films
Director: Aube Perrie
Producer: Joseph J Goldman / Luke Tierney / Fin Mulligan Wild
EP: Elena Argiros
DOP: Christopher Ripley
1st AD: Mathieu Pérez
Editor: Gwen Ghelid
vfx
Glassworks
VFX: Anthony Laranjo
color
Glassworks
Colourist: Jonny Thorpe
sound
750MPH
Sound: Mark Hellaby

  Fontaines D.C. - 'Starbuster'


Fontaines D.C.
'Starbuster'
26 April 2024 4 mins 24s

Grian Chatten suffers for his art. In February, the Fontaines DC frontman suffered a panic attack in London's St Pancras station; a few weeks later, we have 'Starburster'—a taut, thumping track punctuated by sharp intakes of breath. Write what you know, as they say.

He then plays an asthmatic football referee in the promo, which plays out like a banned episode of 'Mr Benn'. Every time Chatten crawls under a garage door to retrieve his ball, he emerges with a new look. This is where director Aube Perrie and his crew have some fun.

It's hard to keep up as we get variants like Bloody Grian, Scarred Grian, Retro Grian, Ghillie Suit Grian, and Gimp Grian in quick succession, but variety is the spice of life in this world. If the band ever wish to launch a range of action figures, this is a good place to start.

Product Category: Promos

Territory: UK



production
Pulse Films
Director: Aube Perrie
Producer: Joseph J Goldman / Luke Tierney / Fin Mulligan Wild
EP: Elena Argiros
DOP: Christopher Ripley
1st AD: Mathieu Pérez
Editor: Gwen Ghelid
vfx
Glassworks
VFX: Anthony Laranjo
color
Glassworks
Colourist: Jonny Thorpe
sound
750MPH
Sound: Mark Hellaby

Fontaines D.C. 26 April 2024
'Starbuster' 4 mins 24s

by Andrew MacGregor

Grian Chatten suffers for his art. In February, the Fontaines DC frontman suffered a panic attack in London's St Pancras station; a few weeks later, we have 'Starburster'—a taut, thumping track punctuated by sharp intakes of breath. Write what you know, as they say.

He then plays an asthmatic football referee in the promo, which plays out like a banned episode of 'Mr Benn'. Every time Chatten crawls under a garage door to retrieve his ball, he emerges with a new look. This is where director Aube Perrie and his crew have some fun.

It's hard to keep up as we get variants like Bloody Grian, Scarred Grian, Retro Grian, Ghillie Suit Grian, and Gimp Grian in quick succession, but variety is the spice of life in this world. If the band ever wish to launch a range of action figures, this is a good place to start.

Product Category: Promos

Territory: UK



production
Pulse Films
Director: Aube Perrie
Producer: Joseph J Goldman / Luke Tierney / Fin Mulligan Wild
EP: Elena Argiros
DOP: Christopher Ripley
1st AD: Mathieu Pérez
Editor: Gwen Ghelid
vfx
Glassworks
VFX: Anthony Laranjo
color
Glassworks
Colourist: Jonny Thorpe
sound
750MPH
Sound: Mark Hellaby