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Okay Kaya 'Durer' by Jovan Todorovic

Okay Kaya 'Durer' by Jovan Todorovic

Luke Bather - 26th July 2016

Jovan Todorovic teams up with Norwegian singer-songwriter Okay Kaya for this subtly moving and beautiful video set in the strange confines of a support group.

As this group appear to hold their meetings in an empty basketball court, we're immediately put at odds with our surroundings. There doesn't appear to be much joy around either, as everyone here is well and truly out of their comfort zone. But as the camera gracefully dances around the circle of chairs, before long the people in those chairs begin to dance themselves.

A traditional Serbian dance unites the group and pushes them forward into a place of healing. We see them clap and stomp, but we only hear the serene stillness of Kaya's song. A wonderfully calming juxtaposition.

JOVAN TODOROVIC:

"I had a loose idea that revolved around a support group, and culminated in a rendition of a traditional Serbian kolo dance. Kaya and her track Durer were the missing link that weaved everything together and gave the images purpose. In the song she sings about a certain inability to move communication forward, like a motor roaring in neutral not getting anywhere. 

"A support group represents this idea very well, and the way they hold hands becomes a sort of silent resolution in the face of this lack of communication. Kaya choreographed it mixing in hints of Norwegian traditional dance moves." (via NOWNESS)

Watch 'Okay Kaya 'Durer' by Jovan Todorovic' here

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Jovan Todorovic
Producer
Nicole Miqueli
Producer
Mik Cooper
Production Company
All:expanded
Executive Producer
Emi Stewart

Camera

Director of Photography
Stuart Winecoff
1st AC
Sam Wolff
2nd AC
Frances Jane de Rubertis

Lighting/Grip

Gaffer
Dom Miller
Key Grip
Rahul Sharma

Editorial

Editor
Milena Z. Petrovic

Grading

Colourist
Mikey Rossiter

VFX

Post Producer
Natalie Westerfield

Agent

Director's Representation
Director's Representation

Misc

Choreography
Kaya Wilkins
Production Assistant
Julius Moreno
Production Assistant
Max Jablonsky
Production Assistant
Annalisee Miqueli

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