Vince Staples ft Future & Snoh Aalegra 'Señorita' by Ian Pons Jewell

Vince Staples ft Future & Snoh Aalegra 'Señorita' by Ian Pons Jewell
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Here at Promo News, we've been waiting patiently for the release of full uncensored director's cut of the Vince Staples video for Señorita. Forget the watered-down version on YouTube, because Ian Pons Jewell's bleak satire on modern America has to be experienced as it was meant to be seen.

Shot in an austere black-and-white, the video sets up a bleak, dystopian world in which the inhabitants of an American ghetto are overlooked by gun-toting guards in tall watch towers. The residents are prisoners - as if in a cage - but set out anyway on a dangerous act of defiance. A man recites Future's hook, holding up a prayer book with the Vince Staples logo embossed, leading a group of marchers who are gunned down one by one...

And if this commentary on the state of modern America wasn't extreme enough, the ending deliveres a final, disturbing blow. 

From the director

IAN PONS JEWELL:

"This was my first shoot through The Swordfight. I couldn't have hoped for a better one. Nabil hooked me up with ARTium records who have an amazing roster of artists, and I then got this track through from Vince Staples, who I'd been listening to for a while. It was great to be doing a hip hop video again after so long, as those are how I started out back in the day.

"The general premise is very much inspired from reading some interviews with Vince, one line in particular that reads - "The way I look at music - especially urban music, black - people music, whatever you want to call it - is that we’re all in the zoo, and the listeners are the people outside of the cage."

Credits

Director
Ian Pons Jewell
Producer
Whitney Jackson
Producer
Jade Forte
Executive Producer
Nabil
Production Company
The Swordfight
Executive Producer
Justin Benoliel
1st AD
Jonas Morales
Director of Photography
Martim Vian
Focus Puller
Troy Blischok
2nd AC
Yen Nyguen
Gaffer
Will Elder
Art Director
Paris Pickard
Wardrobe
Kristina Torgerson
Make-up
Christine Elli
Editor
Daniel Bochenski
Editing company
School Editing
Colourist
Luke Morrison
Grading company
The Mill
VFX
Gloria FX
Label
Artium
VFX Producer
Tomash Kuzmitskyi
Steadicam
Damian Church
VFX Supervisor
Aleksandr Yaholnik
VFX
Sergey Kravchenko
VFX
Rostyslav Pashchenko
VFX
Sergey Evstratov
Grade Producer
Samantha Letzler
Sound design
Gisela Fulla-Silvestre
Location Manager
Andrew Gardiner
VFX Producer
Max Chyzhevskyy
Director's Rep (UK)
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