Thursday, September 1, 2011

Kristen in Marcus Foster's 'I Was Broken' music video

(1100 screencaps: #1 #2 #3)

Title: I Was Broken
Singer: Marcus Foster
Writers: Marcus Foster (song), Tom Sturridge (screenplay)
Director: Mel Bles
Producers: Sylvia Farago, Tom Sturridge
Makeup by: Elias Hove
Filming: Kentish Town (London, UK) - 5 days in August 2011 (with Kristen on August 25)
Release: September 1, 2011 (music video), September 18, 2011 (song)
Album: Nameless Path
Duration: 4:11 min (music video), 3:58 (song)

* Lyrics
* In a little over 24 hours the video has been viewed 223,000 times on :))
* Robert Pattinson (who is with Tom Sturridge, best friend of Marcus) has already performed this song, and even made his own version of it.

September 1 - Marcus announcement on his official blog: "Hey – this is the official video for my new single “I Was Broken” starring Kristen Stewart and you can watch it online now. MSN are running the exclusive for today (Thursday 1st Sept) and it will be available for you all online everywhere tomorrow."

September 2: When Foster got a record deal and decided the first single, I Was Broken, from the album needed a boost, Sturridge devised a script and Stewart responded quickly to an email request to star.

"I called in favours. I'm really lucky," Foster said.

September 11 - 'I Was Broken' director Mel Bles, thanks Kristen: "Thank you to Kristen Stewart, Sylvia Farago, Tom Sturridge and Spring Film London!"

September 13 - Elias shares details of Kristen's 'I Was Broken' video look and shoot:

“The shoot itself was very intimate, not a massive team, and quite productive. We all gathered up in a studio in Kentish Town, and the lovely Mel Bles who directed the video took us through the style of it. We were going very minimalistic, black and white against a white wall, so I wanted to keep within this simplified universe and keep everything extremely clean, with a little bit of shine detail.

We wanted to keep as much of Kristen personality and soul in it as possible, and she was to show a bit of fragility and emotions in the video, so I did a look that could easily be interpreted as the girl next door, but also keep all the beautiful features of her face as perfect as possible. I used most of my very limited time on a good cleanse/tone/moisturize, a tad of concealer here and there and scrubbing some of the false dirt on her forehead and hands off (she was filming Snow White and the Huntsman at the time). A small bit of MAC Cosmetics Face and Body foundation and Haute and Naughty Lash mascara, some Eight Hour Cream on the lips, and she was all ready to go. When you’re working with this kind of face, you don’t want to go and dramatically change anything (I did really love the W magazine Cover, though… But thats another story.) A tad of highlighter on top of the cheekbones, on the cupids bow and in inner corner of the eyes was a good choice for a subtle, minimalistic and beautiful look. It was honest, beautiful, fragile and an absolute pleasure to be a part of.

Kristen was the loveliest girl to work with. I do hope to see her again in the future, and to do her makeup again somewhere.

September 23: It appears one Robert Pattinson is a friend and it transpires Marcus was at school with the Twilight star: “Yes I was. We’re good friends, and have been for a long time,” he says. “It’s mad what’s happened to him. I’ve met Kristen Stewart through him, who stars in my latest video (I Was Broken). I asked, and she said she’d do it.”