Cheltenham company directs Lewis Capaldi video
By Sarah Wood | 18th April 2023
Cheltenham-based Squashed Robot created the video for pop star Lewis Capaldi's newest song.
The video for Wish You the Best from his forthcoming second album Broken by Desire to be Heavenly Sent features actors Tom Lewis and David Bradley, from Harry Potter and After Life.
Filmed in Great Missenden and Little Missenden in Buckinghamshire, the music video was written and directed by Phil Beastall, creative director at Squashed Robot.
Phil previously worked as writer and director for the video for Lewis Capaldi's huge track Someone You Loved, featuring Peter Capaldi. The video has had more than 180 million views on YouTube.
The video for Wish You the Best plays homage to the story of Scotland's legendary dog, 'Greyfriars Bobby', who is believed to have spent 14 years guarding the grave of his owner, until his own death in 1872.
David plays John, a local postman in a small village, in a story of life, loss, love and loyalty.
Phil Beastall said: "This is a story that Lewis himself wanted to tell as a proud Scotsman, so we knew the video needed to be as powerful as the song that it accompanied.
"The team massively enjoyed taking on this project from pre-production through to the final edit along with an amazing team of freelancers.
"It's an exciting time for Squashed Robot, as we get more involved with these larger scale projects bringing recognition to the vast amount of local talent that we have here in Cheltenham."
Lex Beckett, CEO of Squashed Robot, said: "This is a big step in a direction that we are passionate to pursue and we're excited to be able to bring learnings to our own client base, making even more impact with their content going forwards."
The video is available to view on YouTube now.
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