River Studios Teams Up With Black Dog Films On Coldplay's New Video "Hymn For The Weekend"

COLDPLAY'S "HYMN FOR THE WEEKEND" - FEATURING BEYONCÉ

Jan 29, 2016, 10:44 ET from River Studios

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Coldplay has announced that the second single from their acclaimed new album, "A Head Full Of Dreams" will be the melodic "Hymn For The Weekend." The single's dynamic and highly artistic video is the brainchild born out of a collaboration between River Studios and Black Dog Films, and features a guest appearance from world-renowned music artist Beyoncé.

"This is a thrilling moment for River Studios. We are truly excited to have brought together some of the greatest minds in both music and film to create the beautiful 'Hymn For The Weekend' music video. We think that fans will love what they see, and more importantly, experience, when they watch the final piece," Mike Rothenberg, Executive Producer for the music video and CEO/founder of River Studios shared.

You can watch the video on Coldplay's YouTube channel (https://youtu.be/YykjpeuMNEk) and on River Studios' site (http://www.river.co).

The video, filmed in Mumbai and directed by Ben Mor, is a brilliant mix of colors and sounds in celebration of life and community, showcasing the true spirit of India's culture.

Since its December release, Coldplay's album "A Head Full Of Dreams" reached #1 on iTunes in 90 countries and sold 3 million copies.

On Sunday, February 7th, Beyoncé will join Coldplay to headline the Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show in Santa Clara, California, watched by an estimated worldwide TV audience of more than 160 million. Coldplay will then tour extensively in 2016 in support of "A Head Full Of Dreams."

About River Studios:

River Studios is the world's first full-stack virtual reality studio, from creative development, production and animation to financing, software development, and marketing. The studio produces and delivers live action and computer animation experiences in collaboration with the world's most innovative artists and organizations like Coldplay, Beyoncé, Will.I.am, NBCUniversal, and the Super Bowl-bound Denver Broncos.

River Studios collaborated with Rothenberg Ventures to create the River Accelerator, the world's first accelerator program focused on frontier technologies (VR/AR, AI, machine learning, computer vision, drones, 3D printing, and more). Headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Los Angeles, New York, and Halifax Canada, River Studios combines the best of technology, entertainment, media, gaming, and finance.

About Black Dog:

Black Dog has produced some of the most critically and commercially successful live shows and documentaries for the biggest music artists of the last decade. The visionary direction of these projects has redefined live and documentary filmmaking. In 2015 they created work for the likes of Sam Smith, David Bowie, The Chemical Brothers, Beyoncé, Jay-z, Year & Years, Nicki Minaj, and Hot Chip including a four-video campaign for Disclosure's second album.

Credits:
Director:  Ben Mor
Production Company: Black Dog Films & River Studios
Producer: Nina Dluhy-Miller
Executive Producer:  Katie Dolan, Mike Rothenberg
Black Dog Directors Representative: Martin Roker
DOP:  Mattias Rudh
Additional Photography: John Connor/Maz Makhani
1st AD:  tbd india
Production Assistant:  tbd india
Stylist:  tbd india
Make-up: t bd india
Art Director: tbd india / Alex Delgado (US)
Choreography:
Editor: David Brodie
Colorist:  Clark Muller
Post Production:  Dina Ciccotello
Online /Post FX: Uzi Mor/ Yaron Yashinski
Commissioner: Sam Seager
Label: Parlaphone UK

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