David Knight - 16th June 2017

Featuring Zoe Saldana, narrated by Julianne Moore, and directed by Blake Martin, Sia's new video is also another notable collaboration between the artist and choreographer-extraordinaire Ryan Heffington, who transforms a drama of a pregnant woman (Saldana) who discovers she's HIV positive, into a physical metaphor of the struggle she now has to confront.

The dancers in the piece represent the battle that is going on in the woman's body, and Heffington's regular muse Denna Thomsen plays Medicine, the lead figure in a fight against the disease. But Saldana herself also acquits herself as a dancer in the piece which was made to to help the search to end HIV and AIDS.  

All proceeds from the track support endhiv.com and its mission to find a cure of the disease that is the No.1 killer of women of reproductive age.

Credits

DirectorBlake Martin
ProducerKimberly Stuckwisch
ProducerIan Blair
ChoreographerRyan Heffington
Lead actorZoe Saldana
DancerDenna Thomsen
Production CompanyDiktator
Other creditsExecutive Produced By: Zachary Barnett & Ian Blair Production Company: Diktator Director of Photography: Marshall Rose Production Designer: Javier Ameijeiras Art Director: Josh Strickland Production Supervisor: Madia Hill Scott Assistant Production Supervisor: Kelli Kay 1st AD: Chad Nicholson 2nd AD: Bruno Michaels Steadicam: Ari Robbins Cast: Medicine: Denna Thomsen T-Cells: Tara Brooks, Austin Westbank, Ayesha Orange HIV: Raymond Ejiofor, Ryan Spencer, Tess Hewlett Doctor: Cheri Tamilyn Adams Baby: Orion Slaughter 1st AC: Ezra Riley 2nd AC: Andrew Parrotte DIT: Mark Zalewski Gaffer: Mark Ramsey BB Electric: Andrew Clark 3rd Electric: William Groshon 4th Electric: Sean Sherrod Key Grip: Julien Janigo BB Grip: Mike Prim 3rd Grip: Darrin Stuckwisch 4th Grip: Rowan Byers Set Dresser: Derrick La Vigne Set Dresser: David Méndez Wardrobe Stylist (Zoe): Petra Flannery Hair Stylist (Zoe): Mara Roszak Dancer Wardrobe Stylist: Elisabetta Polito Makeup Artist: Ashley Rudder Hair Stylist (Dancers): Yumi Kotani & Rolando Aqui Colorist: Greg Reese The Mill Editor: Blake Martin Set Medic: Matt McManus Producer's Assistant: Alexi Gonzalez Production Assistants: Joseph Tan, Vanda Lee, Christophe Fournet, Christian Gianni Guidi, Damian Sylvester Location: Santa Clarita studios with donated stage and equipment from Mike DeLorenzo

David Knight - 16th June 2017

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