Okay Kaya 'Durer' by Jovan Todorovic
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.
"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)
|Director of Photography||Stuart Winecoff|
|Executive Producer||Emi Stewart|
|Editor||Milena Z. Petrovic|
|1st AC||Sam Wolff|
|2nd AC||Frances Jane de Rubertis|
|Key Grip||Rahul Sharma|
|Production Assistant||Julius Moreno|
|Production Assistant||Max Jablonsky|
|Production Assistant||Annalisee Miqueli|
|Post Producer||Natalie Westerfield|
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