David Knight - 2nd Oct 2017

In Allie Avital's third video for Moses Sumney, the R&B artist wanders a desolate landscape and seashore, where he discovers a mythical creature between the rocks - a mermaid. 

Sumney collects the vulnerable creature - played by Sasha Lane, from American Honey - in his arms, and the connection between the two becomes physical and fluidly emotional from that moment, as the apparently helpless creature reveals her true nature.  

After two previous, very sensual videos for Sumney, for Worth It and Doomed, Avital has now created something more ambitious, extending the sensuality into eroticism, then crossing over into something much darker.  

“It’s a story about our inevitable desire for love and closeness and conversely, our instincts to destroy those that offer us those comforts,” comment Sumney and Avital. The result is a very powerful work - with excellent cinematography from Ryan Hope.

PRO Credits


DirectorAllie Avital
ProducerPeter Williams
Production CompanyPartizan Darkroom
Executive ProducerWhitney Jackson
Executive ProducerHaley Meeker
Executive ProducerLaura Jones
Director of PhotographyRyan Hope
Focus PullerMatt Tompkins
HairAshley Gillis
Make-upMiranda Jory
Make-upLaney Chantal
EditorJojo King
Editing companyModern Post
ColouristKaitlyn Battistelli
Grading companyElectric Theatre Collective
Post production companyGloria FX
Post ProducerMashevskyi Sergii
Lead actorSasha Lane
Director's RepresentationPartizan Darkroom
Post ProducerMax Colt
Other creditsVFX Art Director: Kuzmytskyi Anatolii @ Gloria VFX VFX Supervisor: Halichian Oleh @ Gloria VFX VFX Project Manager: Nekrasov Dmytro @ Gloria VFX Sound Design : Gisela Fulla-Silvestre Special Thanks To Cameron Parkins

David Knight - 2nd Oct 2017

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