From mime artist to theatre director to projectionist...and eventually director, Joe found his way Here on a distinctly unique path. Responsibility for projecting Coen Bros movies four times a day inevitably inspired a taste for poetic storytelling with a playful edge. His music videos and content films are richly imagined, contemplative & occasionally haunting. A lyrical, less is more approach that has already seen this emerging talent shortlisted at the Cannes, Soho Rushes festivals & nominated for Best Pop Video at the UKMVA's. Joe expertly captures the 'HERE and NOW' in his stills work too, some of which can be seen HERE. Definitely no average Joe!
Read Joe’s interview on Promo News: HERE
GABRIELLE APLIN // SWEET NOTHING (EXTRACT)
Joe pulls off yet another visual feat with this epic one-shot promo for Gabrielle Aplin. Expertly synchronised, and cleverly choreographed, the best use of thirty drum-sets you’re ever likely to see. And we're proud to announce that it was nominated for Best Pop Video at the UK Music Video Awards!
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UK MVA nomination - Best Pop Video
CLEAN CUT KID // PICK ME UP (EXTRACT)
Risky Business meets Wes Anderson in Joe Connor's fitting ‘pick me up’ promo for Liverpudlian Indie band Clean Cut Kid. Domestic chores are never a bore with a rocking track in your head!
KELVIN JONES // CALL YOU HOME (extract)
Well this one really does the talking for itself, Joe Connor and his incredible team sent a television into space for Kelvin Jones' debut video. SPACE!
Joe sent a vintage Sony TV into orbit on a weather balloon provided by Sent Into Space, surrounded by cameras in order to capture this spectacular footage hovering above the Big Blue Marble itself.
To find out more about how he achieved mission impossible, check out our blog.
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THE MACCABEES // MARKS TO PROVe IT (EXTRACT)
The first of Joe’s trilogy of Maccabees videos sees a familiar taste for the surreal and absurd. Only in Joe’s world would the mundane Elephant & Castle turn into a frenetic anarchic commuter hub and people start falling into ocean-deep puddles. Wonderfully odd and playful, as you’d expect from this rising talent.
MARINER'S CHILDREN // SYCAMORE (EXTRACT)
The wild landscape of a windswept Scottish isle provides the perfect setting for this stunningly shot story of loss & remembrance. Both epic and intimate at the same time, it has a poetic beauty that remains hypnotically engaging right to the end. Sensitively photographed & full of soul. A great example of Joe’s understated style.
JACAMO // summer EXTRA
Joe lends his eye for stylish cinematography to this coolly-handled commercial for the Jacamo fashion brand. Shot in sunny Majorca.
PAUL WELLER // BRAND NEW TOY (EXTRACT)
Deliberately eschewing a VFX approach in post, Joe’s new promo for The Modfather relied instead on a brilliantly effective piece of set design. A giant 30-feet long kaleidoscope was built for real, with a technocrane providing the motion for the resultant myriad of mirrored cool. There’s only one Paul Weller, but not in this video!
FLAUNT // DANIEL RADCLIFFE
This haunting and ethereal snapshot of Daniel Radcliffe was directed for Flaunt magazine. The theatre director in Joe managed to turn the 8 minutes he was given with the actor into a hastily-improvised but compelling portrait of stage fright. Beguilingly effective.