David Knight - 3rd Aug 2016

He's been prolific recently, including his video for gravity-defying MØ's Final Song. Now Tomas (aka Mister) Whitmore has directed a corker for Dillon Francis's Candy. It's minimal and colourful, and most importantly it features a brilliant contemporary pas de deux by the dancers Ryan Spencer and Denna Thomsen.

Choreographed by Nina McNeely, this stunning routine from Spencer and longtime Ryan Heffington associate Thomsen (her previous work includes partnering Shai LeBeouf in the video for Sigur Ros's Fjogur Piano) is expressive, provocative, funny, and, well, quite weird.

It's riveting, and climaxes with a kooky head-body swap, which sort of reflects Thomsen's dominance. And Mister Whitmore, excelling in a different visual style, shows he is versatile as well as prolific.

PRO Credits


DirectorTomás Whitmore
ProducerJocelyn Webber
Production CompanyDiktator
Executive ProducerKimberly Stuckwisch
Executive ProducerIan Blair
1st ADErik "e-class" Mateo
Director of PhotographyFrank Mobilio
WardrobeChristina Flannery
Hair & Make-upErin Blinn
ChoreographerNina McNeely
DancerDenna Thomsen
DancerRyan Spencer
ColouristDerek Hansen
VFXAndres Jaramillo
Director's RepresentationOB Management
CommissionerJill Kaplan

David Knight - 3rd Aug 2016

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