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
"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."