Tim Knol: When I Am King – Music Video

For the song “When I am King” by Dutch singer-songwriter Tim Knol, director Sverre Fredriksen made a visually spell-binding music video using a unique approach that combines pyrography with stop motion animation. The viewer enters a mysterious fantasy world where a sprightly young man explores an ancient forest, discovering a city in ruins. He takes it upon himself to single-handedly rebuild the city from scratch – making some haunting friends along the way.


Directed by: Sverre Fredriksen
Music by: Tim Knol
Produced by: Submarine Branded Content
Duration: 02:23 minutes


Director: Sverre Fredriksen
Assistent director: Mireille de Koning
Assistants drawing/pyrography: Gözde Kırcıoğlu, Sylvie Flamand, Mustafa Kandaz, Tom van der Heiden Additional audio intro/outtro Bram Meindersma
Production: Yellow Submarine
Producer: Ellen Hoffmann
Production manager: Olivia van Leeuwen, Anne Buiter
Production assistent: Marah Haan
Technical assistants: Maurice van der Bij, Per Sveinung Larsen, Tom van der Heiden, Zoltan Korai

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