Stephen flew to Spain to shoot the music video for Warner Bros’ latest signing – the stunning Swedish star Emilia Mitiku. Emilia had a huge global hit when she was 18 with the insanely catchy “Big Big World” . . . And now she’s back in all her pop enchantress glory – with a new album that’s a slinky segue into the rich, jazz sounds she grew up on. A sultry, soulful star – and an absolute dream to direct.
The promo marked Stephen’s first video for Red Lion Film – and an irresistible opportunity to mount a location-based video in foreign climes. His aim for the promo was to helm an intimate introduction to Emilia and her sound – we’re lost in her song as we see Emilia retreat from the dying embers of a party in a grand villa to a shimmering, Balearic sunrise . . . And we never take our eyes off her for a second. It’s Emilia’s space, her vibe, her video.
Styled by the award-winning stylist and beauty journalist Susanna Cohen, with hair and make-up by Jane Bradley, and shot by DoP Charlie Herranz.