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David Knight - 12th Apr 2018

Instead of a video for one track from American jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington's new album Heaven And Earth, director Jenn Nkiru and creative director Bradford Young are behind an innovative campaign of one minute 'teaser' videos for four different songs.

The first two in the series are Fists Of Fury and Space Travelers Lullaby, featuring enigmatic scenarios that draw you into Washington's glorious music.

In Fists Of Fury, a trio of dancers in 1930s Ethiopian miliary garb execute a jaunty running dance around a red star; in Space Travelers Lullaby, a mysterious ceremony takes place in a forest, where a red-garbed priest bestows a blessing upon a young woman. And both certainly makes you want to see and hear more.

Credits

DirectorJenn Nkiru
ProducerLana Salfiti
Production CompanyIconoclast
Executive ProducerEmily Rudge
Director of PhotographyBenoit Soler
Production designerNathan Parker
EditorKit Wells
Editing companyFinal Cut
VFXSarah Crux
VFX CompanyElectric Theatre Collective
ColouristTim Smith
Grading companyElectric Theatre Collective
LabelYoung Turks
LabelXL Recordings
Creative DirectorBradford Young
ChoreographerIvan Blackstock

David Knight - 12th Apr 2018

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