DAVID reviews

21 September 2017

HMLTD: Satan, Luella, and I

by Andrew MacGregor


HMLTD: “Satan, Luella, and I” - 6 mins 14s

South London’s HMLTD have a taste for the theatrical. Luckily, the band’s flamboyant style gives LEZ Creative’s Ilona McIlwain carte blanche. Set amongst abandoned buildings and occult ceremonies, this baroque promo for ‘Satan, Luella, and I’ doubles-down on macabre flair.

Like a drained version of Jared Leto’s Joker, frontman Henry Spychalski delivers lyrics such as “Lamb’s blood ran down your door” with relish. Armed with candlelight and Spychalski’s physicality, McIlwain enhances the track’s melodramatic tone. A darkly glam calling card for everyone involved.


Commissioner: Elizabeth Doonan
Film Production: LEZ Creative
Director: Ilona McIlwain
Producer: Joel Spencer
Executive Producer: Mary Calderwood
Cinematography: Benjamin Wearing / Jaime Ackroyd
1st AD: Rob Gerrard
Hair Design: Heather Lines
Make-Up: Heather Lines
Editor: Joanna Lewandowska @ Cut+Run Ⓦ
Post Production: Sean Ewins
Colourist: Jack McGinity @ Time Based Arts Ⓦ
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