A suburban nightmare set in the childhood hometown you never escaped.

2021 | The Academic 'Kids (Don't End Up Like Me)'

Official Music Video

Capitol Records, Universal Records.

directors HOPE KEMP & RONAN CORRIGAN

commissioner: MICHAEL WHITHAM
director of photography ADAM SINGODIA

line producer: CHRISSIE GALLAGHER

grade VLAD BARIN - CHEAT

1st assistant camera: PADDY CASSIDY

gaffer: RORY HARKIN

spark: CHRIS MADDEN
colour producer: CARLA THOMAS

colour assistant: THOMAS KUMELING

prop builds: DENIS RUSH - TEMPLE PROPS

props master: ORLA GRIFFIN

cast and special effects make-up: SHAUNA TAGGART

band make-up artist and hair stylist: JEN QUINN

cast stylist: ERIN ROSE

band stylist: GRACE MOORE

locations manager: ROBERT BLAIR

covid compliance: JOSHUA CARLIN
 

Press

"Having directed two videos for The Academic last year, Hope Kemp and Ronan Corrigan have given their directing partnership a new name - TEARJERKER - and now directed a third one for the Irish band.

With a theme of being stuck in the small town you grew up in, TEARJERKER's follow-up to Anything Could Happen and Acting My Age is a series of mundane situations, where band frontman Craig finds himself inserted in surprising places - inside a vending machine, and inside a washing machine in a laundrette, lying in a freezer in the supermarket, and so on.

In fact, with splendid work by DoP Adam Singodia and colourist Vlad Barin evoking several cinematic visions of suburbia, this small town is a weirdly alluring place to visit."

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