Moses Sumney 'Lonely World' by Allie Avital

Moses Sumney 'Lonely World' by Allie Avital
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In Allie Avital's third video for Moses Sumney, the R&B artist wanders a desolate landscape and seashore, where he discovers a mythical creature between the rocks - a mermaid. 

Sumney collects the vulnerable creature - played by Sasha Lane, from American Honey - in his arms, and the connection between the two becomes physical and fluidly emotional from that moment, as the apparently helpless creature reveals her true nature.  

After two previous, very sensual videos for Sumney, for Worth It and Doomed, Avital has now created something more ambitious, extending the sensuality into eroticism, then crossing over into something much darker.  

“It’s a story about our inevitable desire for love and closeness and conversely, our instincts to destroy those that offer us those comforts,” comment Sumney and Avital. The result is a very powerful work - with excellent cinematography from Ryan Hope.


Allie Avital
Peter Williams
Production Company
PartizanPartizan website
Executive Producer
Whitney Jackson
Executive Producer
Whitney Jackson, Haley Meeker, Laura Jones
Executive Producer
Laura Jones
Director of Photography
Ryan Hope
Focus Puller
Matt Tompkins
Ashley Gillis
Miranda Jory
Laney Chantal
Jojo King
Editing company
Modern Post
Kaitlyn Batistelli
Grading company
Electric Theatre Collective
Post production company
Gloria FX
Post Producer
(ep)max Colt, Mashevskyi Sergii
Sasha Lane
Director's Representation
PartizanPartizan website
VFX Art Director
Kuzmytskyi Anatolii @ Gloria VFX
VFX Supervisor
Halichian Oleh @ Gloria VFX
VFX Project Manager
Nekrasov Dmytro @ Gloria VFX
Sound Design
Gisela Fulla-Silvestre

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