I feel extremely lucky to have found film, really all down to a friend of mine called Timur Karamolla who recommended that I apply for a film course at UCCA Farnham. I was almost going to study German. It’s there, having no real previous experience that I realised this would be my life. I shudder thinking about what would have happened if I hadn’t found film, it’s an existential need for me. As for music videos, they weren’t ever something I would watch. I didn’t have MTV or anything, as a viewer film was my main interest. I would watch all the recorded films my parents had on VHS when I was alone at home. This definitely shaped me a lot growing up. Music videos then interested me after I finished university, because I realised that if I made a short film only a few people would see it compared to the fanbase of an artist.
I decided to make a music video for Otto Von Schirach, who I met at a festival in France, he gave me total free reign, including which track to use. I covered the cost, which was about £100 or so (a small fortune for me back then) and once it was out I started to get contacted by different artists, some I knew, others were friends of friends. Teef was the artist I then really felt a strong connection to. I knew him from my school days growing up, so we had a history together already. Working with him was a big influence as it was the first time I worked so directly back and forth with the artist. I found it very strange going forward that this actually didn’t happen very often at all. I then really fell in love with the format, putting visuals to a pre-existing soundtrack.