Artist Statement: Sandor Clegane is one of the most complex characters in Game of Thrones. Even after all the horrible acts he’s committed in his life, he still has moments of redemption and moments that have us sympathize with how his upbringing affected his humanity. In a way he’s very similar to Logan from X-Men. For this trailer I wanted to draw parallels between Logan and Clegane, while also making it work independently on its own. You don’t have to be familiar with the movie Logan for you to understand this trailer; if you had to it would alienate a portion of the audience. Recognizing these parallels is just the cherry on top for viewers that choose to search for them. My goals for this trailer were to not only illustrate Clegane’s emotional arc and story of redemption, but to also show how complex the characters in Game of Thrones are and how even more complicated their relationships are to each other. Clegane’s quote to Sansa from the beginning perfectly summarizes this idea. Clegane’s relationship to Arya is very similar to Logan and Laura. Although he’s not related to her, he reluctantly assumes the role of her father over the course of their journey together. But leaving it at that does not fully explain their relationship. There’s as much pain and anger as there are moments of respect and caring for each other. The lyric’s “I will let you down, I will make you hurt” I think encapsulates their relationship perfectly. Even after Season 7 I wouldn’t add new footage or change this trailer, especially the ending. The whole purpose was to illustrate who Clegane was, is, and who he can become (if he chooses to).