th2ng produces Tim Burtons music video for The Killers

Tim Burton has teamed up with th2ng to produce the video for Here With Me by The Killers.

Scripted and directed by Burton and produced by Hannah Cooper at th2ng and Derek Frey at Tim Burton Productions, the video was shot in Blackpool and features performances by The Killers at the famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom, the film also features Winona Ryder in a starring role alongside Craig Roberts (best known for his role in Submarine), who plays her obsessive lover.

The decision to shoot in Blackpool was Tim’s, as it is a place very personal to his association with The Killers. He first saw the band perform live at the Blackpool Winter Garden in 2006 after shooting the bands video Bones. During that same visit he stopped by Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks where he saw a wax figure of Winona. When the band approached him again about Here With Me it was an obvious choice to set the video The concept of the video is inspired by the 1935 film “Mad Love”, starring Peter Lorre, as well as the works of Mario Bava.

The team was put together by Tom Bird, Creative Director at The Killers’ label Mercury Records, who also directs through th2ng as “ Secret Agent “. Tom had previously worked with Hannah on videos for Amy McDonald and also Comic Relief, which starred Tom Jones and stars from Gavin & Stacey.

The project reunites the th1ng group with Burton as th1ng (animation and graphics) has created title sequences for many of his movies with titles designer Richard Morrison (Frankenweenie, Dark Shadows, Sweeney Todd, Batman).

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