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If You Didn't Laugh You'd Cry

In the world of music videos it signalled the end of an era. For nearly twenty years production company Oil Factory has been a defining presence in the UK music video scene. Managing Director John S...

In the world of music videos it signalled the end of an era. For nearly twenty years production company Oil Factory has been a defining presence in the UK music video scene.

Managing Director John Stewart’s recent decision to retire leaves behind a legacy of creativity and innovation rarely matched in the industry. Enter Mirrorball, the perfect place for a retrospective of the best videos produced by the Oil Factory stable.

If You Didn’t Laugh You’d Cry: The Story of Oil Factory is a one-off event highlighting the most brilliant work by the talented Oil Factory team. From Sophie Muller’s controversial Supergrass video for Mary (this is a rare opportunity to see the uncensored version), to Jamie Thraves’ infamous Radiohead video Just, and Pedro Romhanyi’s Parklife for Blur, these are the videos that have helped shape our audiovisual landscapes for the last two decades.

Join directors Sophie Muller, Jamie Thraves, John Hillcoat, Nic Goffey and, of course, John Stewart, as they take us through a string of classic videos from Blur, Coldplay, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Pulp, Chemical Brothers and more.

Hosted by David Knight from Promo Magazine.

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