Cat Velez - 1st May 2015

Houmam Abdallah is one of London's most prolific colourists, but he's also been garnering attention for his forays into directing for a while now, particularly with his videos for Beirut's The Rip Tide and The War On Drugs' Under The Pressure. Now comes Houmam's latest outing as director, for 2 Pyramids by Oklahoma five-piece Other Lives. It's yet another testament to his burgeoning directorial skill. 

The gorgeiously visual promo clearly demonstrates Houmam's background in colour, through a highly saturated and dazzlingly ornamented dance performance set against a hyperreal, otherwordly background.

Watch 'Other Lives '2 Pyramids' by Houmam' here


DirectorHoumam Abdallah
ProducerTom Birmingham
Production CompanyBlack Dog Films
Executive ProducerKatie Dolan
Director of PhotographyZachary Galler
Focus PullerChris Randak
Art DirectorEmma Winter
WardrobeEsther Rouah
Hair & Make-upBrierley Thorpe
EditorWilliam Barnett
EditorDaniel Budin
ColouristHoumam Abdallah
Grading companyElectric Theatre Collective
Post production companyElectric Theatre Collective
Lead actorDancers: Kenji, Shak, Gianni
Director's RepresentationBlack Dog Films
CommissionerSean Mayo
ChoreographerIvan Blackstock
SteadicamJames Davis
DITJason Wallis
Art Department AssistantZee Skurtyz
Prop MakerLorraine Clarke
ArtistEmma Winter
StudioEast London Studios
Other creditsSculptures: Globulas & Subterrenea Lead Nuke: Taran Spear Nuke: James Belch Flame: Adam Watson Art Assistants: Hannah Hall, Maddy Rita Fae, Sherilyn Oliphant, Aliki Kylika

Cat Velez - 1st May 2015

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