Luke Bather - 15th May 2017

Ned Botwood subverts the idea of a dangerous walk home at night in this subtle but jubilant statement piece for Paint.

With all signs pointing to a band performance video, Paint's singer is abruptly pushed aside by a woman on her way home from a night out. An infinitely more charismatic subject, the camera follows her instead as she takes on the patriarchal fantasies that the lyrics call to light.

Instead of women being depicted as decorations in a music video, mysterious objects of affection or simply victims-in-waiting on the supposedly dangerous city streets at night, we see powerful women claiming their space in the world confidently and forcing the band to take a backseat. The choreography, too, is celebratory in its strength, with a natural and effortless pace.

Credits

DirectorNed Botwood
ProducerNed Botwood
1st ADFlorence Kickham
Director of PhotographyNed Botwood
WardrobePlum O'keeffe
Make-upMariana Seygas
EditorNed Botwood
ColouristRuth Wardell
Grading companyElectric Theatre Collective
Lead actorBailey Edwards
ChoreographerRenée Bellamy
Other creditsKnitwear: Elena Crehan

Luke Bather - 15th May 2017

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