Cat Velez - 22nd Sept 2015

Icelandic singer Mr. Silla has introducing herself through this surprisingly violent visual treatment for her debut single, Breathe. 

Directed by Thora Hilmars, it follows a relentless and drawn-out fight between two women, one of which is the angst-ridden singer. Read more about the director's concept as well as the strange and beautiful shoot location below...


"The name of the song triggered an idea of some way of survival. Then we wanted to make something that would be somewhat of a juxtaposition to the softness in the music. In the video we encounter two figures already locked in combat.

"As Silla, one of the two, and her assailant chase each other and collide within the claustrophobic confines of an industrial complex and out in the bright summer nights in Iceland, it feels like a time of day that you don’t recognise or you can’t place.  It was also exciting to us to show female characters taking on a less often explored way of communicating."


DirectorThora Hilmars
ProducerThora Hilmars
ProducerSvava Lóa Stefánsdóttir
Director of PhotographyThor Eliasson
Focus PullerGudjon Hrafn Gudmundsson
2nd ACEva Rut Hjaltadóttir
GafferValdimar Jóhannsson
WardrobeJulianna Lara Steingrimsdottir
Make-upSteinunn Thordardottir
ColouristLuis Ascanio
Grading companyTrickshot Iceland
Post production companyTrickshot Iceland
VFXBjarki Gudjónsson
Lead actorSaga Gardarsdottir
Label12 Tonar Iceland
Other creditsStunt Co-ordination: Imma Helga Arnthorsdóttir & Jón Vidar Arnthorsson, Mjölni Iceland

Cat Velez - 22nd Sept 2015

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