Dawn Shadforth and Kylie Minogue are back at it again in “Into The Blue.” The Black Dog/Little Minx director flexes her elegant aesthetic with Kylie and French actor Clement Sibony.
In the words of Dawn herself (for VideoStatic):
“I had wanted to do something different with Kylie for ages, less about dancing and performance, more about acting and emotion. I wrote the treatment for Into The Blue this way and Kylie really responded to it.
The idea for the video was to connect with the emotion in the song with a fragmented narrative that played on the lyrics in an ambiguous way. So we created this little story of a glimpse into the worlds of a man and woman, a lost weekend, scenes from a film where the context is not quite clear.
I wanted to show a bit of soul, a relationship that felt authentic, natural and intimate and a side to Kylie people were not so familiar with. I had been inspired stylistically by some early John Cassavetes films and wanted to make something with an improvisational style, a fluid camera, and with quite a pure and simple theme about love. We were lucky to cast the fantastic French actor Clement Sibony and they got on like a house on fire, which made things really easy when it came to improvising.”
Dawn previously directed Kylie in “Spinning Around,” “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head,” “In Your Eyes,” “Chocolate” and “2 Hearts.”
But enough of the talk, go watch!!