Luke Bather - 28th Nov 2016

Mikhael Paskalev confronts Death with dance, in his brilliant short film and music video for Witness.

It starts out on a very sombre note, with Death (in his least intimidating form, played by Joe Wills, who co-directed this with Paskalev and DoP Jasper Spanning) taking a short questionnaire before taking Mikhael's life. The tables quickly turn when Mikhael asks Death if he can show him something. From there, they enter a room with a drained swimming pool, wherein Mikhael, dressed to the nines, dances in an ever-evolving, slightly erratic style.

And eventually, Death finds himself joining in on the routine. A wonderful piece of narrative and choreography combined into a polished and artful video.

Credits

EditorMikhael Paskalev
DirectorMikhael Paskalev
DirectorJasper Spanning
Production ManagerViktor Ivanov
Director of PhotographyJasper Spanning
GafferDimiter Popov
EditorJoe Wills
DirectorJoe Wills
Editing companyObscenic
ColouristHannibal Lang
Grading companyBacon
Lead actorJoe Wills
Lead actorMikhael Paskalev
LabelBraveheart, Dew Process
Other creditsGergana Milfovska

Luke Bather - 28th Nov 2016

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