Marley Starskey Butler | Fiona  (2018)

Video inspired by Eleonore Batteux's academic paper: Risk Preferences in Surrogate Decision Making (2017) intersected with Marley Starskey Butler's Children's (Social) Services records (1987 - 1990)

 

Video Directed, Photographed and Edited by Marley Starskey Butler. Starring Olivia Onyehara | Movement and Choreography by Eleonore Batteux | 1st Camera Assistant: Gavin Rogers

Academic and Dance Artist Eleonore Batteutalks her collaboration with Marley Starskey Butler on his music video Fiona

Marley Starskey Butler | Do you know where your house is? (2018)

Directed, Photographed and Edited by Marley Starskey Butler 

Do you know where your house is? is taken from the album Opposites

Kate Wilkins & Marley Starskey Butler | Clean Crime (2017)

Directed, Photographed and Edited by Marley Starskey Butler 

Marley Starskey Butler | Arnold Southfield (2017)

Directed, Photographed and Edited by Marley Starskey Butler 

Starring Eleanor Buchanan and Gavin Rogers

Arnold Southfield is taken from the album Opposites

Marley Starskey Butler | Boddinstraße | Berlin (2016)

Directed, Photographed and Edited on the 2nd and 3rd of November 2016 by Marley Starskey Butler in Berlin, Germany. Boddinstraße is taken from the album Opposites

 

Photographed and Edited on the 2nd and 3rd of November 2016 by Marley Starskey Butler in Berlin, Germany. “This video is a love letter to an area of Berlin I stayed in in 2009, visiting a dear friend. The song was recorded back in 2009 and includes the sounds of Berlin I recorded on that visit. Walking around with my dictaphone, recording conversation with my friend and the sounds of traffic lights and public transport. I chose to edit the footage in a cafe around the corner from where it was filmed the day prior for the environment to inform my decision making. This is a public gift to my dear friend for a special time in 2009 which impacted my relationship with love forever afterwards. Sometimes a love is meant to be for a moment. Thank you very much for watching.” Marley

Marley Starskey Butler | The Worlds Smallest Violin (2016)

Directed, Edited and Photographed by Marley Starskey Butler. Starring Eleanor Buchanan. The Worlds Smallest Violin is taken from the album A Saffron History

"Brushing teeth is a short, sharp intervention to clean and refresh your teeth and mouth. If you brush your teeth too much it has the opposite effect, causing toothbrush abrasion which leads to sensitive teeth and receding gums. In this video I use this imagery to represent how a person may approach processing and dealing with a trauma. One may create coping mechanisms and or develop tools they use to help themselves, for instance writing down thoughts, writing a song, dancing in a mirror, speaking with a friend who distracts from your inner processes. These can be short sharp interventions that parallel to the normal act of brushing ones teeth, when a person reaches for the healing tool that they know is effective to them. But sometimes a person chooses not to reach for that, and instead focus on the issue and polish polish polish polish until the enamel peels off. The video represents when somebody does that, particularly when it is damaging to the self. As often focusing and unpicking a trauma is positive, but sometimes you should just dance in the mirror because concentrating too much on it can mean you fall into a rabbit hole that you don’t need to go down. Sometimes it's 7:30 in the morning dawg." Marley

Marley Starskey Butler | Ruminate (2016)

Directed and Edited by Marley Starskey Butler | Movement by Kim Bormann | Photographed by Marley Starskey Butler and Gavin Rogers at Minerva Works in Digbeth Birmingham | Ruminate is taken from the album Awake Night

 

“This is a movement interpretation of a recurring dream. A dream which tells an alternative version of different events that took place in my life that I wished had transpired in ‘reality’. During these dreams the character within it becomes aware that it could be a dream and not reality. They literally think ‘oh god, what if this is a dream?’. They then physically shake within the dream, and this shaking actually wakes me up in the middle of the night. I guess its akin to those dreams where you jump off a building but your body does not let you hit the floor so you have to always wake up. The character in the dream fought themselves out the situation for want of me not having to deal with the disappointment once I woke up that it is not true. The process of making this video with Kim Bormann is me attempting to explore this phenomenon, why my mind wont allow me to complete the dream, why my mind is having this extreme level of cautiousness. I’m trying to figure out what message my subconscious is trying to deliver.” Marley

Marley Starskey Butler  | Indelible Notes (2016)

Directed, Photographed and Edited by Marley Starskey Butler

"Cry babe, it's good for you, it releases all that pent up tension, its like a reset button for your brain" (Olivia O, February 5th 2016)

Marley Starskey Butler  | Enough (2015)

Directed, Photographed and Edited by Marley Starskey Butler

"Cry babe, it's good for you, it releases all that pent up tension, its like a reset button for your brain" (Olivia O, February 5th 2016)

Marley Starskey Butler  | Toss and Turn (2014)

Edited by Marley Starskey Butler | Toss and Turn is taken from the album Awake Night. 

All footage taken from a home video recorded by Micheal Francis entitled "Keanus Big Adventure"

Tape conversions by Chris White over at Piggyback Studios

Marley Starskey Butler  | Knowing Alone (2014)

Directed by Marley Starskey Butler 

Choreography and Performance by Kim Bormann 

Photographed & Edited by Chevy-jordan Thompson

Knowing Alone is taken from the album Awake Night 

Direction

Being alone | Meeting somebody | Treading the water | Being alone | Meeting (knowing) the same person in stage one | Swimming side by side under water holding hands | Confusion loosing breath | Walking away | Knowing alone |

Marley Starskey Butler | Freckled (2014)

Directed, Photographed and Edited by Marley Starskey Butler 
Starring: Sophie "Mghee" Todd 

Marley Starskey Butler | Blind Clouds ft Anne Marie Allen (2013)

Co-Directed by Marley Starskey Butler & Miscellaneous Films
Shot by Miscellaneous Films 
Studio 197 Birmingham

Marley Starskey Butler | Insomnias Date (2013)

Directed, Photographed and Edited by Marley Starskey Butler 
Starring Kim Bormann

Marley Starskey Butler | Lockeys Flag feat Ellie (2013)

Co-Directed by Chevy-Jordan Thompson & Duane Acton. 

Cinematography by Chevy-Jordan Thompson

 

Actress | Bethan Stracey-Burbridge

Dancers | Weronika Kawalek & Anna Kuklewicz

 

Make up/Facial scheme by Molly Mae Smalls & Josh Coleman

Lighting assisting by Sarah Nicholson & James Grimley.

Sagan Lane | Trip Over the Entrance (2014)

Directed, Photographed and Edited by Marley Starskey Butler

Starring Kim Bormann

Trip Over the Entrance is taken from the album Funambule

Marley Starskey Butler | Nothing Destroys Itself ft Jamie Osborne (2012)

Scriptwriter/Director and Producer | Duane Acton | Chevy-Jordan Thompson | James Grimley of Miscellaneous Films

Nothing Destroys Itself is taken from the Ep Procras the Sample

 

Starring Jamie Osborne and Katie Ward

Caution Elephant Monster (2012)

Animation | Emma Reading

 

Cedric Monzali | Drums

Eleanor Williams | Voice

Emma Reading | Guitar

Marley Starskey Butler | Bass

 

Engineered and Mixed by Marley Starskey Butler on The Woodpile Unit

Sagan Lane | Mikodeau (2011)

Directed, Photographed and Edited by Marley Starskey Butler 

Mikodeau is taken from the album Funambule 

Sagan Lane | Where Are You (2011)

Directed, Photographed and Edited by Marley Starskey Butler 

Where Are You is taken from the album Funambule 

Marley Starskey Butler | Rowlands Avenue (2014)

Edited by Marley Starskey Butler

All footage taken from a home video recorded by Micheal Francis called "Keanus Big Adventure". Tape conversions by Chris over at piggybackstudios

Rowlands Avenue is taken from the album Opposites