David Knight - 4th June 2013

During a recent trip to LA Sam Pilling created an essentially impromptu music video for the 19 year old rapper Akeem Lee, in a car park, with a borrowed 7D. The result is a transfixing two minute showcase for a hip-hop star in the making.

"Akeem had a couple of hours free before he had to start his 'proper' job, so his mate drove us to a nearby loading bay where armed with a 7D, I filmed him perform whilst hanging out the car window..."


DirectorSam Pilling
Camera operatorSam Pilling
EditorSam Pilling
ProducerLaura Tunstall
Special ThanksRyan Kohler
Special ThanksSarah Park

David Knight - 4th June 2013

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