Stromae and Camila Cabello get a dose of reality
In a witty pastiche of Love Island's histrionics, the talented duo expound on their amour, with direction from HAMLET's Julien & Quentin.
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- Production Company Hamlet
- Director Julien & Quentin
- Executive Producer Jason Felstead
- Executive Producer Ruben Goots
- Line Producer Pim Verhaert
- Post Producer Dominique Ruys
- Post Producer Thomas Floch
- DP Antoine Cormier
Whilst Love Island's unique blend of high drama, untold boredom and lumpen bodies might not be everyone's cup of tea, its distinct visuals and storytelling makes it a prime candidate for some saucy parody.
Making a perfect backdrop for Belgium singer/songwriter Stromae and Cuban-American star Camila Cabello's new version of Stromae's hit, Mon Amour, the spoof starts like a standard episode of the reality rutting show, until a mystery phone call turns things a little more frantic.
"We had a lot of fun working with Stromae and his entourage on this music video," explains Julien Martorell, one half of HAMLET directing duo Julien & Quentin. "It is very different from our usual work, and even though it took us out of our comfort zone, we loved concentrating on our cast, directing the actors and leaving room for improvisation.”
"The video is also meant to test and propose new things," adds Quentin Garabedian. "The idea of reality TV seemed to us to be quite ideal to illustrate the song, the lightness of certain situations that are mixed with small dramas that take on a huge scale...we watched a lot of reality TV to immerse ourselves in that world, quite an experience!"