Elton John’s New “Rocket Man”

The winners of Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s The Cut competition were announced today and their videos released for “Tiny Dancer,” “Bennie and the Jets,” and (most importantly) an animated version of “Rocket Man.”

Iranian filmmaker Majid Adin answered the brief for “Rocket Man” with his own story of scraping his way across Europe as a refugee during the 2015 crisis, before finding asylum in the UK, “giving a new perspective to the lyrics and themes of travel and loneliness.

“The rocket represents movement – it is a boat, a lorry, a train. And Mars is London, a new city, a new world.”

The final animation was created at Blinkink in London, with Adin teaming with director Stephen McNally.

Elton John Rocket Man | STASH MAGAZINE

Elton John Rocket Man | STASH MAGAZINE

Elton John Rocket Man | STASH MAGAZINE

Elton John Rocket Man | STASH MAGAZINE

Production: Blinkink
Directors: Stephen McNally, Majid Adin
Executive Producer for content, Elton John: The Cut: Stephen Whelan
Content Production and Managemen: Pulse Films

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