NAO 'Bad Blood' by Ian Pons Jewell
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...
|Director||Ian Pons Jewell|
|Writer||Ian Pons Jewell|
|Production Company||B2Y Productions|
|Director of Photography||Ben Fordesman|
|Line Producer||Alexander Kenanov|
|Production Manager||Galabena Botova|
|Grading company||The Mill|
|Grade Producer||Samantha Letzler|
|3D Artist||Dave Child|
|VFX Producer||Glen Percival|
|Additional VFX||Dimitar Itskov|
|1st AD||Yana Viktorova|
|Location Manager||Denitza Katzarska|
|Casting director||Nina Boyanova|
|1st AC||Kaloyan Nedelchev|
|2nd AC||Simona Ravalieva|
|Art Direction||Severina Stoyanova|
|Set Dresser||Yordan Dimitrov|
|Hair & Make-up||Sofi Hvarleva|
|Other credits||Library 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|
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