Luke Bather - 16th Nov 2016

Nez's excellent new video for Michael Kiwanuka is all about a community standing tall.

Opening with a some incredibly tight letterboxing, the audience is given a minimal amount of visual information - just a guy on a street who starts to dance. The perspective seems a bit strange, and it's not until that letterboxed image opens up some that you can fully understand why. A dizzying camera swoops around the dancer as his neighbours watch on before he's joined by somebody else. The video manages to be massively fun and carefree whilst delivering important visuals about community togetherness.

NEZ:

"We wanted to create a music video that was both entertaining and evocative. We collaborated with the Brooklyn Jumbies to create choreography / a story of optimism and togetherness of a community, rising up and standing tall." 

PRO Credits

Credits

DirectorNez
ProducerMax Horn
Executive ProducerRik Green
Executive ProducerSarah Boardman
1st ADMartin Serene
Director of PhotographyStephane Vallee
Focus PullerChris Stevens
Key GripTony Shults
ChoreographyAlexander Green
ChoreographyNajja Codrington
StylistCynthia Lawrence Johns
Make-upDaniel Farrington
Production designerLaura D'Asta
Location ManagerCharles Sommers
EditorMax Windows
ColouristDavid Ludlum
Grading companyThe Mill
CommissionerEmily Tedrake
LabelPolydor

Luke Bather - 16th Nov 2016

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