David Knight - 17th Aug 2015

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.

Watch 'FKA twigs 'M3LL155X' by FKA twigs' here

PRO Credits


DirectorFKA Twigs
ProducerMorgan Clement
ProducerDom Thomas
Production CompanyAcademy Films
Director of PhotographyBen Fordesman
Director of PhotographyManuel Claro
SteadicamThomas English
Production designerJames Hatt
1st ADMark McPadden
Director's AssistantImogen Snell
StylistKaren Clarkson
HairSoichi Inagaki
HairRoku Roppongi
Make-upNaoko Scintu
Movement DirectorAaron Sillis
EditorJulia Knight
VFXLewis Saunders @ One Of Us
VFXJihoon Yoo
Post production companyElectric Theatre Collective
ColouristHoumam Abdallah
Grading companyElectric Theatre Collective
LabelYoung Turks
Focus PullerMike Linforth
Other creditsTECHNICAL SUPERVISOR: Dave Bullivant (Figure 8/I’m Your Doll/In Time) NAILS: Imarni / Sharmadean Reid

David Knight - 17th Aug 2015

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