Watch Cate Blanchett's Face Turn to Stone in This Haunting Massive Attack Music Video

John Hillcoat Directs Film for Eerie Track 'The Spoils'

Published On
Aug 09, 2016

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Cate Blanchett must have one of the most versatile visages in the acting world, but a new video for Massive Attack takes her face into a whole new dimension.

The video, for "The Spoils," focuses solely on Blanchett's head as it morphs from a human face, through various permutations of lighting, into a series of creepy masks, models and finally a stone statue whose features eerily fade away to the sound of the equally eerie track.

Australian film director John Hillcoat ("The Road" and "Triple 9") is responsible for the video, which was produced by Stink.

Blanchett is not the first respected actor to appear in a Massive Attack video: earlier this year, "Gone Girl" star Rosamund Pike appeared in a somewhat gruesome video directed by Ringan Ledwidge, while Kate Moss also appeared in a psychedelic video for the group's "Rirtual Spirit."


Aug 09, 2016
Brand :
Massive Attack
Client :
Massive Attack
Director :
John Hillcoat
Production Company :
Producer :
Jonathan Pavesi
Producer :
Taylor Steadman
Director, Photography :
Matias Mesa
Editor :
Nate Gross
Colorist :
Mark Gethin
Visual Effects Creative Director :
Rob Trent
Sculpture :
Lone Wolf Effects
Sculptor :
Brent Conley
Sculptor Technician :
Todd Watson
Technician :
Jessie Gambadella
Hair/Makeup :
Zoe Hay
Executive Producer :
Jeff Baron
Production Supervisor :
Rob D'Alosio
Production Supervisor :
Nick Fuller
1st Assistant Director :
1st Assistant Camera :
Brad Rochlitzer
2nd Assistant Camera :
Noah Thomson
Media Manager :
Natalie Carr
Gaffer :
David Lee
Best Boy :
Ricky Rhodes
Key Grip :
Rick Stribling
Grip :
Kurt Stevens
Grip :
Dwight Stone
Video Tape Recorder :
Erick Thundercloud
Art Coordinator :
Lucila Caro
Wardrobe :
Sandra Lopez-Pavesi
Special Effects Makeup :
Steven Bettles
Makeup Assistant :
Courtney Sage
Script Supervisor :
Leslie Steadman
Editorial Producer :
Remy Foxx
Assistant Editor :
Rex Lowry
Visual Effects Executive Producer :
Helen Park
Flame Artist :
Miles Essmiller
CG Artist :
Raul Dominguez
Company :
Executive Producer :
Meghan Lang
Producer :
Rebecca Boorsma
Colorist Assistant :
Kris Smale
Production Assistant :
Giovanni Dapozo
Production Assistant :
Le Anne Boohene
Craft Service :
James Campbell
Stand-In :
Emily Kincaid
Commissioner :
James Hackett
Director Representation :
OB Management
Special Thanks :
Jennifer Locke
Special Thanks :
CL Weaver
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