Having burst into our consciousness with Malamente and Piensu En Tu Mira, Flamenco-pop queen Rosalía moves from her collaboration with UKMVAs' Best Directors CANADA to Henry Scholfield, the Best …
Rudimental & Major Lazer ft. Anne-Marie & Mr Eazi 'Let Me Live' by Chris Saunders
With Rudimental and Major Lazer's anthemic collaboration Let Me Live about to take over our summer, South African photographer and director Chris Saunders provide the fantastic blockbuster video that the dancehall-inspired track deserves.
As the song is a global alliance of music artists in the UK (Rudimental and guest singer Anne-Marie) the US (Major Lazer) and Africa (Nigerian rapper Mr Eazi), Saunders has created a brilliantly vibrant video that pinballs between London and Johannesburg.
And in the South African section in particular, Saunders stages a remarkable show of colour, choreography and characer: some of the most talented dancers in South Africa provide a heart-surging display of music, dance, fashion and street culture, in an underpass of Jo'burg's M2 motorway. It's dazzling, and as lead performer, Anne-Marie doesn't disappoint either - she is completely wrapped up in the moment too.
Saunders, who is based between Johannesburg and Paris, has spent years researching and documenting South African dance and performance culture. He has revealed that the choreography for the Let Me Live video was designed to showcase the dancers’ original work.
“These dancers are often asked to work within pre-existing choreographies and set pieces,” says Saunders. “This was an opportunity to collaborate with the highest-level African performers on original choreography in a more consultative and respectful way.”
|Production Company||Believe Media|
|Executive Producer||Jannie McInnes|
|Executive Producer||James Coville|
|1st AD||Mark McPadden|
|Director of Photography||Alexandre Jamin|
|Art Director||David Hamilton|
|VFX Company||Gloria FX|
|Director's Rep (UK)||Alexa Haywood at Free Agent UK|
|Other credits||Believe Head of Production: Vitaly Koshman Rudimental Stylist: Bevan Agyemang, Laurie Hadleigh M/U: Liz Taw Major Lazer Stylist: Tati Cotlier Anne-Marie Stylist: Phoebe- Lettice Thompson M/U: Kim Neeta Hair: Emma Osborne Mr Eazi Stylist: Mariam Abass South African Production: Ola Films Executive Producer: Olivia Leitch Art Director: Tamzyn Botha aka. Tamzyn Limb Costume Design: Nao Serati & Tamzyn Botha Steadicam: Jo Oosthuizen Make-up: Orli Merli (Lampost) Hair: Mimi Duma (Lampost) SA Performers: Pantsula Dancers: Impilo Mapantsula Pantsula Choreography: Thomas Motsapi & Kgotsofalang Mavundla from Impilo Mapantsula Pantsula Dancers: Tshepo Mashego, Thomas Motsapi (Choreographer), Mjabulo Zaba, Doctor Mabunda, Sphelele Ngqulunga, Tshepiso Munyai, Milton Tshabalala, Bongani Lebusa, Bukhosibakhe Letsekha, Sipho Zulu, Thando Dlamini, Bafana Mathibela, Zakhele Madida, Paballo Phiri, Kgotsofalang Mavundla (Choreographer) GQOM Choreography: Welile Artchild Gumede GQOM Dancers: Welile Artchild Gumede (Choreographer), Ayanda Mkhize, Boniwe Gaga, Ntokozo Joy Nyuswa, Nosipho Shamase Voguers: Lebo Otukile ( Fakamatah) Alonzo Strauss Stunt Driver: Stacey Lee May|
Henry Scholfield’s latest work for Billie Eilish, sees the award winning Caviar director collaborate once again with Mosaert (Paul ‘Stromae’ Van and Luc Jr Tam) on the concept. The …
Will & Carly's video for Sam Frankl is a highly stylised piece of performance that explores the collapse of a relationship thorugh choregoraphy in a simple stark space. Sam Frankl and …
Johny Mourgue applies the natural grain of 16mm film to produce this sultry promo for Sinead Harnett’s new single Body.The video features saturated lighting and fluid, choreographed camerawork …
Irish director Locky - aka Lochlainn McKenna - has joined the roster at Kode Media in London for representation for music videos.The director of music videos for Daithí, 1000 Beasts, …
Huse Monfaradi has joined the directors' roster at Kode Media for representation on music videos and commercials in the UK.Having started his career at MTV in the mid 90’s working …
The video for Novo Amor's Birthplace won Best Music Video at Energa Camerimage 2018, the film festival celebrating the art of cinematography, while Childish Gambino's This Is America won …
You can now watch highlights of the biggest night of the year for music videos, and see many of the winners talking about their work, right after collecting their awards, on the UKMVAs YouTube …
Director and photographer Harvey Pearson has joined the directors' roster at My Accomplice, for music videos, commercials and other content.The announcment of his arrival at the …
UK Music Video Awards and top editing house Cut+Run are hosting Deep Cuts 2, a workshop for aspiring filmmakers and editors on the techniques of editing, featuring an expert panel from the world of …