Cat Velez - 5th Feb 2016

Hector Dockrill has taken an honest, doc-style approach to his performance video for London R&B singer-songwriter Ray Blk. Shot in South London by Deepa Keshvala, the video provides a portrait of Ray and her crew, capturing their style and attitude, as well as their hairstylist and kebab shop of choice. 

HECTOR DOCKRILL:

"We wanted to make a video to introduce Ray, her crew and her world in an honest light. I also wanted to do it in a way that hasn't really been seen before with a group of young women in London, so I figured that turning the 'hood video' on it's head could be an interesting approach.

"Ray's girls did most of the work for us - they're all strong, arresting young women and didn't need much direction. We switched to a more abstract set-up towards the end to elevate it from being a purely docu-style video and Naomi Richardsons styling was the icing on the cake."

Credits

DirectorHector Dockrill
ProducerPenny Gabriel
Production CompanyBark Films
Director of PhotographyDeepa Keshvala
2nd ACWill Carr
GafferBen Dowlman-bolwes
Art DirectorFelix Joseph
WardrobeNaomi Richardson
WardrobeVioletta Kassapi
Make-upMaria Asadi
EditorMelissa Geczy
Editing companyMarshall Street Editors
ColouristJason Wallis
Grading companyElectric Theatre Collective

Cat Velez - 5th Feb 2016

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