Luke Bather - 11th May 2016

A run-and-gun forbidden love story set on the streets of Tokyo laced with some gorgeous ad-hoc imagery is the visual accompaniment to Someone That Loves You by Honne and Izzy Bizu.

The story behind the production of this video seems nail-bitingly tense. In 24 hours, director Malia James managed to cast her actress via Instagram, and call in her lead actor from LA - giving him just three hours to get on a plane to a country he'd never set foot in before. So any narrative-enhancing looks of bemusement on his part are probably quite genuine.

All this Eastern guerilla-shot loveliness is intercut with a massively colourful performance from Honne and Izzy Bizu that all manages to coalesce with the narrative in a rainbow haze towards the video's conclusion. Not bad at all for a day's work really.

PRO Credits

Credits

DirectorMalia James
ProducerTaylor Vandegrift
Production CompanyCineaste
Executive ProducerTaylor Vandegrift
Director of PhotographyEli Born
ColouristDerek Hansen
Lead actorAdam C. Lively
Lead actorRinaco Ines Aoki
CommissionerDan Curwin
LabelAtlantic
Other creditsUK Performance Producer: Hannah Bellil UK Performance Prod Co: Prettybird Performance DoP: Nick Morris

Luke Bather - 11th May 2016

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