You might be wondering "how the hell did Bring Me The Horizon convince Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker to appear in one of their music videos?" The answer is through Whitaker's kids. Whitaker and his daughter are known BMTH fans, even taking in some live shows. I'm assuming that's how the connection was made for him to appear in their new video for "In The Dark." The video was written, directed and edited by frontman Oli Sykes.
Oli Sykes commented on the video "'In The Dark' is my first 'official' directing effort. We were in the midst of planning to shoot the video with a director in L.A. Three days before the shoot, I got a call from Forest saying he was in London and available, so ignoring everyone who said it was impossible to make it happen in time, I called our videographer Brian [Cox] and asked him if he wanted to help me direct a video. Two days later, we were shooting in London! It was a crazy, emotional few days and I was very lucky to bag an insanely talented crew to assist me."
Oli explained the video to NME as a "representation of the grieving process. When it comes to the grieving process, we all try to ignore that feeling — but it's important to grieve. Even if something's happened for the best, you need to take that moment to feel something. Some people lose a whole world to grief sometimes, while others just don't grieve. Sometimes we're just too scared to face our emotions."
Bring Me The Horizon's amo is out now.