Cat Velez - 11th Oct 2016

Romano Pizzichini’s unsettling video for Beyond the Wizards Sleeve's song Black Crows explores the eery tension between two tennis students and their creepy teacher - whose aggressive methods and highly questionable motives causes the girls to enter a very unsportsmanly dynamic.

The sinister, almost Giallo-like tone is set with an opening sequence in which one of girls throws a tennis ball at the other, who made to stand defenseless with her hands behind her back. Once the beautifully-dressed tutor pits them against each other, the teacher then performs a Rorscharch test and doles out bizarre and dehumanising punishments. 

Romano describes the video as, “constantly teetering between innocence and brutality, but shot in a matter of fact way.”  

PRO Credits


DirectorRomano Pizzichini
ProducerDrew O'Neill
ProducerMaryam Makhamid
Director of PhotographyArthur Loveday
Art DirectorPaulina Rzeszowska
WardrobeVanessa Minshull
Hair & Make-upHattie Todd
Grading companyThe Mill
Lead actorCallie Watts, Lily Dodsworth-evans, Andromeda Godfrey
CommissionerJohn Moule
Production ManagerJake Flowers
ColouristJimmy Bracher
Hair & Make-upTanya Crawley
Other creditsSteadicam Op: Ben Marshall 1st AC: Martine Wolff 2nd AC: Aadhar Gupta Trainee: Joe Hofmann, Kam Namor Casting Director: Louise Collins Runner: Rory O'Donell

Cat Velez - 11th Oct 2016

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