At the Australian Cinematographers Association Awards held last weekend, Thirsty Merc’s video clip for All My Life picked up a gold award for the music video category.
The talented Director of Photography who gets the gong is David Knight. This music video shoot was the continuation of a long five year collaborative relationship between Adrian Van de Velde (Director), David Knight (Director of Photography) and Rai Thistlethwayte (lead singer of Thirsty Merc). Rai and Adrian both have a love of the power of music and images, and have looked for opportunities to combine their respective talents. All My Life is the result – a powerful love story narrative set in a present day civil war context. The clip plays on the theme of heroic love; a female UN Military Observer is evacuated from a dangerous conflict, leaving behind her lover, a local soldier. The video clip was shot entirely on location at a Thai military base and post produced at The Post Bangkok.
It's exciting to hear the song getting some airplay both on radio and music tv.