Ned Botwood - 9th July 2019

Gallant's latest video has real legs. Bennett Johnson directs this clever piece of choreography, in which Gallant tries to escape a sharp-heeled femme fatale. The twist being that we only see either of them from the thigh down.

Ever heard of the Thatcher Illusion? Try staring into your friend's eyes, upside-down, for more than a minute. More likely than not, your brain will begin to compensate, and start seeing a horrifying inverted 'correct' face with a forehead for a chin. Well, there’s a moment as you’re watching Sharpest Edges where you stop seeing cropped humans. And you start seeing anthropomorphic pairs of legs with personalities, fears and dreams. 

The trick is pretty spectacular. A potent reminder that there is still room for experimentation in the most obvious of places.

Credits

DirectorBennett Johnson
ProducerJesy Odio
Production CompanyDreambear
Executive ProducerEvan Brown
1st ADMatthew Sanchez
Director of PhotographyJosh McKie
Focus PullerMatthew Borek
2nd ACJordan Sakai
GafferAnt Boyd
SteadicamAlex van Putten
ChoreographyDZ Maciel
Lead actorNayilah Antoine
Editing companyFinal Cut
ColouristJames Tillett
Grading companyMPC
VFXRafatoon, Peter Olivier, Eduardo Rios, Kyle Zemborain
WardrobeKeyla Marquez
Director's RepresentationReveur
CommissionerDevin Sarno
LabelWarner Music
HairMariah Johnson
EditorMatt Carter
Other creditsTitles: Phillip Brooks Sound Design: Sam Costello

Ned Botwood - 9th July 2019

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