We’re excited to share our latest project with you. Salamander Street is the new music video for Edinburgh singer/songwriter Callum Beattie and we are mighty proud of it.
A bit of background on the project.
A couple of months ago Callum got in touch with us after seeing our work asking if we would be interested in doing a music video for him. Callum had been making waves on the Scottish indie scene after picking up the “One to Watch” Award from Radio Forth One and supporting acts like The Wanted, Pixie Lott and Matt Cardle but now he was preparing to launch his debut album and needed a music video as part of the promo.
Callum’s credentials were impressive and so was his album, which he gave us the pleasure of hearing. We jumped at the chance to work with such a talented young guy.
Callum came to us with an idea,which Neil then developed into a story and narrative. Chris took on the role of Producer on the project working alongside Steve. They scouted locations and put together a plan for shooting.
We held a casting call for the lead role and were delighted when we found the very talented Rachael Keiller and cast her as our leading lady. Rachael is a first year student at Telford College and she was fearless on set. Very easy to work with and very giving, she gave a wonderful performance in what was a difficult role.
The two other roles were filled by Stephen Newton and Craig-James Moncur, both of whom turned in sterling performances that helped tell a compelling and believable story.
We shot over two night at the beginning of September with a fabulous crew covering much of Leith and the Cowgate area of Edinburgh. It was a real challenge but one that everyone relished and rose to. We weren’t bothered too much by the local drunks and revellers and all in all it was a textbook shoot.
Callum was a joy to work with, a professional artist throughout.
We would like to thank everyone involved for their work, support and tireless effort. Another great product brought together by a great team.
Starring – Rachael Keiller and Callum Beattie
Co Starring – Craig James Moncur, Craig Newton
Directed and Edited by Christopher Cook
Director of Photography: Steven Abercromby-Cook
Story developed by Neil Rolland
Make up by Gillian Johnston
Production Crew – Jennifer Barrie and Nicola Duckworth
Produced by Christopher Lewis Cook
Music recorded, produced and mastered by Al James @ www.aljamesproductions.com