David Knight - 9th June 2015

Kevan Funk has created a pop video with a message for Braids' track Mini Skirt, with charismatic singer Raphaelle Standell-Preston partly performing the song in an industrial-sized nursery garden, and intercut with scenes of the commercial production and packaging of flowers, drawing a clear parallel between this controlling of nature and Braids' feminist lyrics.  


"When thinking about the song and it's content, I began very interested in the idea of commodification and control of femininity in a patriarchal societal construct, and liberation from that restraint. A central consideration that emerged from that was a historical relationship to nature, in terms of the patriarchal and imperial societal impulse to control, conform and dominate."

PRO Credits


DirectorKevan Funk
Production CompanyEverything All At Once
Director of PhotographyKelly Jeffrey
Focus PullerGrady Mitchell
WardrobeMia Fiddis, Mila Franovic
Make-upFrida Norrman, Ksenia Ogolikhina , Paula Lanzador
EditorKevan Funk
ColouristZach Cox
Post production companyVictory Social Club
LabelArbutus / Flemish Eye
EditorAndres Landau
Other creditsGRIP: Philip Prajoux, Chris Tobiesen, Bjorn Hermannes Special Thanks: Robin Léveillé, Norm Li, Patrick Campbell, Bernie Yao, Benjamin Loeb, Ken Tsui, Tyler Funk, Caitlin Byrnes, NJ Transit

David Knight - 9th June 2015

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