FKA twigs 'M3LL155X' by FKA twigs

FKA twigs 'M3LL155X' by FKA twigs
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FKA twigs' new EP M3LL155X features five songs, four of which - Figure 8, I'm Your Doll, In Time and Glass & Patron - are accompanied by a video directed by twigs herself, that come together to form a single continuous 16 minute film. 

As the last of the four, for Glass & Patron, was released as part of the 2015 YouTube Music Awards back in March, the collected videos in M3LL155X puts that final chapter into context. And as a whole, its a big statement on the birth of creativity - involving sex, pregnancy, pain, and ultimately liberation.

It's an intense experience, with memorable imagery - and elements of humour –  as twigs' work as a director blossoms in tandem with her work as a artist-performer. That's already been recognised at this year's MTV VMAs, where her self-directed video Pendulum is nominated, together with the Nabil-directed video for Two Weeks. And she has just directed seven dance performance films for the Manchester International Festival – part of her residency there last month - which should be released later in the year.

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Director
FKA Twigs
Producer
Morgan Clement
Producer
Dom Thomas
Production Company
Academy/A+Academy/A+ website
Director of Photography
Ben Fordesman
Director of Photography
Manuel Claro
Steadicam
Thomas English
Production designer
James Hatt
1st AD
Mark McPadden
Director's Assistant
Imogen Snell
Stylist
Karen Clarkson
Hair
Soichi Inagaki
Hair
Roku Roppongi
Make-up
Naoko Scintu
Movement Director
Aaron Sillis
Editor
Julia Knight
VFX
Lewis Saunders @ One Of Us
VFX
Jihoon Yoo
Post production company
Electric Theatre Collective
Colourist
Houmam Abdallah
Grading company
Electric Theatre Collective
Label
Young Turks
Focus Puller
Mike Linforth
TECHNICAL SUPERVISOR
Dave Bullivant (Figure 8/I’m Your Doll/In Time)
NAILS
Imarni / Sharmadean Reid

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