Showtek's Momma is the story of how men have hurt their three respective mothers: Mother Earth, the mothers of their children, and their birth mothers. And Bennett Johnson's …
Gallant 'Sharpest Edges' by Bennett Johnson
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.
|Executive Producer||Evan Brown|
|1st AD||Matthew Sanchez|
|Director of Photography||Josh McKie|
|Focus Puller||Matthew Borek|
|2nd AC||Jordan Sakai|
|Steadicam||Alex van Putten|
|Lead actor||Nayilah Antoine|
|Editing company||Final Cut|
|VFX||Rafatoon, Peter Olivier, Eduardo Rios, Kyle Zemborain|
|Other credits||Titles: Phillip Brooks Sound Design: Sam Costello|
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