Friday, October 28, 2011

White Willow - Kansas Regrets (music video)

Video notes:

White Willow - Kansas Regrets, official music video to promote the band's new album, Terminal Twilight.

Tim Bowness - vocals
Sylvia Skjellestad - backing vocals
Ketil Vestrum Einarsen - flute
Jacob Holm-Lupo - guitar, synthesizer
David Lundberg - electric piano
Ellen Andrea Wang - double bass
Mattias Olsson - drums, percussion

Filmed, Edited and Directed by Dion Johnson (Signify Films UK) in October 2011.

Terminal Twilight is now available from Termo Records , Burning Shed
and from The Laser's Edge Group in North America

White Willow is one of Norway's foremost exponents of art rock, mixing elements of orchestral pop, 70's progressive rock, jazz-rock and even electronic elements.

Production notes:
Special thanks must go to Mr James Milne for his superb acting which I believe gave this film it's truly unique and emotive quality.
Tim Bowness was an absolute delight to work with. He is very patient and accommodating, plus a truly intellectual and emotional person. And a consummate professional.
Above all, I believe he possesses the most warm and engaging male voice in the world.
Thanks to Jacob Holm-Lupo for allowing me to work on his band's beautiful and haunting music. Jacob is a true artist, and allowed me complete freedom during this film's production process. This music video is certainly the highlight of my film and TV career.

It was filmed over a period of four weekends in various locations around Hertfordshire and Norfolk, England. The pieces recorded with Tim were filmed in some woods called Mousehold Heath near Norwich. Most of the forest scenes with Mr Milne were filmed near a place called Wandon Green in Hertfordshire, England. Quite a special little place.

This production was shot entirely on a Nikon D7000 DSLR filmed in full High Definition 1080p 24fps. i also used a Steadicam device for some of the travelling shots. Digital editing and grading was made with Final Cut Studio.
Dion Johnson.

Dion may be contacted at

Our favourite quote about the band is from "In a prog world where quality is too often measured through virtuosity alone, White Willow embodies the simple and uncertain beauty of shadows."

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