Preview image for a video called People directed by Chris Kirtley for Brother Leo

Brother Leo ‘People’

“After reading the brief I loved the theme of mankind as a “parasite” it’s such an unnerving notion however it is clear to see in modern society. The idea for the video was to plunge Jesus into the 21st century. Although he’s not his normal messiah self, he’s been corrupted by society and is a fading light in a celebrity obsessed world.

“The thought of Jesus bursting onto the scene as a young fresh saviour and becoming a modern celebrity was hilarious. His party tricks like turning water into wine and walking on water thrusted him towards the pinnacle of fame. Him and his entourage of 12 Disciples probably signed a record deal and toured the world. However, society grew tired of his constant preaching, his party tricks became tedious and fans inevitably found a new obsession. The story takes influence from child Hollywood stars from the 80s like Macaulay Culkin and Corey Feldman and was inspired by social media stars who seem to be on this constant conveyor belt of fame.”

– Director, Chris Kirtley


Artist – Brother Leo

Director – Chris Kirtley
Executive Producer – Angelica Riccardi
Director’s Rep – James Robinson
Producer – Conor Duffy
Production Assistant – Tom Davies

1st AD / COVID Supervisor – Charlotte Miller
2nd AD – Andry Pereira
Runner – Charlie Barnett

DOP – Jordan Clarke
Lighting Assistant – Richard O’Hare
Focus Puller – Aidan Bryan
2nd AC – Mike Simpson
Camera Trainee – Shaq Taylor

Gaffer – Tony Hamilton
Spark – Tommy Gardner

Art Director – Amada Piedra
Wardrobe Stylist – Misty Ingham
HMU & Prosthetics – Anna Thompson

Health & Safety Officer – Michael Parsons
Medic – Cam Walker

Judas – Olivia Brady
Blind Man – Gianluca Carlo De Martis
Disciple – Manuel Santos
Disciple – Neuza Sa
Disciple – Caroline Ortoli
Disciple – Joe Sear-Myles
Disciple – Tom Davies
Joseph – Steven Broad
Mary – Amada Piedra