[VIDEO PREMIERE] Anna Coddington: Bird In Hand

By Aidee Walker

Watch the brand new video from Anna Coddington - Bird In Hand. Director Aidee Walker shares her thoughts about the making of the video:

Anna (Codz) had come to me asking if I'd be keen to make a music video as I'd just made two short films. She was after a performance based video and I was keen for my first video to not be too adventurous with locations, props and actors, which resulted in it just being Anna.

Luckily for Joe Hitchcock (the DOP) and I, Anna is pretty stunning even without good light so I knew this kind of simplicity would work and we wouldn't get bored of watching her. Especially with the editing skills of Alexander Gander. I also didn't want a bird flying around... until I realised the camera could in fact be the bird watching her. With a bit if influence from Aronofsky's Black Swan, there is also a transformation of Anna herself: We are our own worst enemy and all that jazz...

The song is strong but melancholic and my usual cutesy, comedic style wasn't gonna roll with the feel of this song. I've known Anna since we were 13 years old and I know for both of us this video made us have to act our age - well kind of.

I guess what I mean is Anna really gets to shine. Yes she is gorgeous and her voice wins you over and the song has a sadness that makes you pause a while; but there is such a beautiful strength in her that we get to witness in this clip. And I'm really glad that people get to see this side of Codz!

-NZ Herald Online

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