Since selling everything to fund his first video, this northern aesthete has gained big momentum.
Having finally escaped the small northern town he grew up on and earned himself a job as an in house runner at a small London production company, Patrick Killingbeck sold most of his worldly possessions to fund a music video for an unsigned artist.
Putting all his eggs in one basket paid off. It launched him into a steady stream of commissions, the first being the promo for Go by Delilah, which still holds his record for YouTube views (over 6 million). Last year Mastercard remade the video as a part of a Brits competition and it featured on the cover of Timeout magazine – some good recognition for a new director.
A fan of fashion photography, his style embraces high levels of aestheticism with a focus on framing and styling, while supporting the story at the heart of each video. It’s put him in good stead and his experience has steadily expanded to bigger artists over the years.
It'll be worth watching where his work takes him next.
Watch some of his work here: