Silent Running

for Gorillaz

Silent Running

for Gorillaz

“Well, chuffing hell! What an emotional roller-coaster ride that was! I can see the headlines now: “Murdoc’s Bathwater Saves Humanity!” Always the plan tbh, just kept it under my hat until the big finish.”

Murdoc Niccals


in the labyrinth
i disappear

Gorillaz co-creator Jamie Hewlett and Nexus Studios director Fx Goby join forces again to direct their new music video ‘Silent Running ft Adeleye Omotayo’.

Continuing to build on the close creative collaboration developed over numerous projects between artist and Gorillaz co-creator Jamie Hewlett and the Emmy-nominated director, Fx Goby, most recently on the video for ‘Cracker Island ft. Thundercat’, the title track on the band’s forthcoming new album.

We teamed up with our Nexus family on this once-in-a-lifetime passion project, a dream come true for all, but especially for those of us who have been around since the band’s inception.

Stop cause you’re
killing me

“It was a mega-ambitious project, so we had to be mega-creative to get every detail perfect. It was a thrill to capture all of this while exploring each of the Gorillaz members’ stories.”
– Fx Goby, director at Nexus Studios

Produced by Nexus Studios, the live-action and animation-infused video’s sense of scale is conveyed through layers of detail large and small, incorporating minuscule carvings on the cave walls, evaporating cult members and the use of real fire on set.

Jamie and Fx set out to create a narrative-led creatively ambitious music video for the band, bringing together prosthetics, pyrotechnics, performance and intricate visual effects.

and the most decent human beings you’ll probably ever meet…


Jamie Hewlett, FX Goby

Executive Producers

Jamie Hewlett, Damon Albarn

Production Company

Nexus London

Nexus Executive Producers

Charlotte Bavasso, Chris O’Reilly, Mike Bell, Fx Goby

Nexus Sydney Team

Mighty Nice

Executive Creative Producer

Darren Price

Executive Producer

Tina Braham


Diana Angelius

Head of studio

Ben Seager

IT Manager

Jason Yee

Head of 2D

Gary Fouchy

Lead Compositor

Navid Bagherzadeh


Mat McCosker, Daniel Alvarez, Chris Charlton

Digital Matte Painter

Jamie Phillips

Junior Compositor

Wendy Lu

Head of lighting

Mike Lomas


Trent Rogan, Cosmo Park

3D Tracking



Team VFX Artist

Sound FX Designer

JM Finch

Grade Company

Black Kite Studios

Live ACtion Service Production Company

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