Cat Velez - 19th Nov 2015

Ian Pons Jewell has directed this striking video for London-based singer NAO's Bad Blood (co-written by him and his producer Dobi Manolova) which inhabits a gritty, industrial building and follows the progress of a statuesque and completely nude woman (model Adja Kaba) with some mystifying supernatural powers.

Walking around the ruined factory, she encounters characters that look completely out of place - such as three mourners looking over an open casket - and then makes branches burst forth from their mouth and eyes.

Filmed in Manolova's native Bulgaria, and beautifully shot by Ben Fordesman, like much of Ian Pons Jewell's work, things are left entirely open to interpretation. We may not know who this beautiful yet fearsome woman is – life? death? Mother Nature herself? – but once seen, she's hard to forget... 

PRO Credits


DirectorIan Pons Jewell
WriterDobi Manolova
WriterIan Pons Jewell
ProducerDobi Manolova
Production CompanyFRIEND
Production CompanyB2Y Productions
CommissionerElizabeth Doonan
Director of PhotographyBen Fordesman
Line ProducerAlexander Kenanov
Production ManagerGalabena Botova
EditorGaia Borretti
ColouristLuke Morrison
Grading companyThe Mill
Grade ProducerSamantha Letzler
VFXFour Walls
FlameAndy Brown
3D ArtistDave Child
VFX ProducerGlen Percival
Additional VFXDimitar Itskov
1st ADYana Viktorova
Location ManagerDenitza Katzarska
Casting directorNina Boyanova
SteadicamKiril Valchanov
1st ACKaloyan Nedelchev
2nd ACSimona Ravalieva
Art DirectionSeverina Stoyanova
Set DresserYordan Dimitrov
StylistGoranov Tsvetomir
Hair & Make-upSofi Hvarleva
WomanAdja Kaba
Other creditsLibrary Man: Orlin Hristov Lady in White: Yavora Georgieva Man 1: Georgi Georgiev Man 2: Tervel Nestov Man 3: Veselin Beremliiski Fork Man: Daniel Rashev Fork Man's Wife: Aleksandra Spasova Special Thanks: Yariv Lerner and Nu Boyana Studios, Galabena Botova and Alexander Kenanov @ B2Y, Stela Pavlova and Angel Apostolski @ Push Pull, Svetoslav Petrov @ Boyscout, Yo Vo, Mathieu Brelière, Allie Avital Tsypin, Ninian Doff

Cat Velez - 19th Nov 2015

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