Stevan - Hope It's Not (Music Video)

‘Hope It’s Not’ is about “finding the right person at the wrong (or an unexpected time). And adjusting to the feeling of not being ready for love, to acknowledge your true feelings despite being conflicted.

  • Ben Develin
  • Ben Develin
  • Benjamin Ling
  • Stevan
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Genres:
    Music Video, Drama
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 11, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 AUD
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Director Biography - Ben Develin

Having grown up in a household of TV/Video professionals, Ben Develin is a filmmaker and photographer residing in Sydney. Ben grew up in a household of TV/Video professionals in his hometown of Canberra before starting a career in video. Now the Creative Director at Sydney based creative agency - Mude, Ben has produced commercials and music videos alongside brands such as Amazon, and Sony Music Entertainment.

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Director Statement

We came into the shoot with a really strong idea of tone and compositional style. We actually intended to shoot way more montage sequences, but within the first 20 minutes of being on set - we felt pretty inspired to instead shoot more elaborate single takes. In the end, the music video is only 6 shots cut together (with the odd disguised edit to make each shot flow into the next). - Ben Develin, Director

The intention was to always create a visually striking production that contrasts the atmosphere of the song. - Benjamin Ling, Assistant Director