The Making of the “Division” Music Video for Elizabeth Rose

Growing up as a child of the 90s, Rage was as instrumental to my upbringing as learning how to make mixed tapes, playing with my hackey sack and mastering Donkey Kong on my Super Nintendo. Many years later, working on music videos is like a childhood dream come true.


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A little while ago I teamed up with Photoplay Films…


And Red Bull Australia…

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To shoot the latest music video for Sydney’s electronic-pop artist, Elizabeth Rose.

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Rose’s new single is called “Division” and tackles the matter of marriage equality in Australia, an issue that lies close to her heart.

Here’s what Red Bull had to say about the music video:

 “In the tracks accompanying video …we follow the moving journey of two lovers who struggle to find familial acceptance and their place in today’s world. Beautiful and poignant, it’s four minutes you wont be forgetting anytime soon.”

Pedestrian TV said:

“Elizabeth Rose has just dropped a new single that lays bare an issue that’s not only very near and dear to her, but at the forefront of Australia’s cultural melting pot at the moment – Marriage Equality.

 It’s a deftly crafted little four minutes…”

Some stills from the video courtesy of cinematographer James L. Brown…

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Some behind-the-scenes fun:

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Fabulous director Emma Tomelty

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Getting ready for a take

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The two male leads taking five- Arron Johnson and Jace Pickard

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Setting up for the underwater scenes

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And action!









You can watch the video here:

And get at all of Elizabeth Rose’s music, including the new single “Division,” over on iTunes.

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A quick shout out to the wonderful crew:

Director: Emma Tomelty
Producer: Suzanne Kim at Photoplay Films
Line Producer: Celo Wyrill
1st AD: Nick Marles
DOP: James Brown
1st AC: Ben Lindberg
AC: Justin Besser
Camera Operator: Lee Kelly
Gaffer: Zac Murphy
Gaffer: Scott Leeson
Grip: Justin Sykes
Art Director: Ella Carey
Art Dept Assist: James Hills, Luke Sullivan, Holly Thompson
Wardrobe: Cherith Crozier
Wardrobe Assist: Rebecca Tinyow, Kate Woodroofe
Make Up / Hair Designer: Sonia Allen
Runner: Harry Welsh
BTS: Lacey Cole
Catering: I Love Nosh
Line Producer: Cleo Wyrill
Editor: Brad Hurt
Colour Grade: Tristan La Fontaine

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