Ned Botwood - 19th July 2019

Are you afraid of leaf blowers? You might want to give them a wide berth after watching Enemies. Dylan Pharazyn directs this love panic attack for Aukland punk outfit Miss June.

In a labyrinthine stadium, a young couple are terrorised by a workforce of prowling strangers. Harmless at first, these intruders creep closer in rapid-fire visions. But in the free-fall of a tempestuous romance, the couple quickly forget them, and are cursed to repeat the same mistakes time and again.

Pharazyn’s video has both a punk energy and the ruthless pace of a contemporary slasher. Editor Lucas Baynes borrows a strobing effect from the horror genre, creating a world that oscillates between reality and paranoid delusion.

PRO Credits


DirectorDylan Pharazyn
ProducerEmma Mortimer
Production CompanySweetshop
1st ADHellen Robinson
Director of PhotographyAdam Luxton
Focus PullerKelly Chen
2nd ACSarah Hallman / Esther Sanchez
GafferTony Lumsden
Art DirectorSvet Mateev
WardrobeMolly Scott
Make-upKatie Melody Rogers
EditorLucas Baynes
ColouristFergus Rotherham
Post production companyMachine Room
VFXStu Bedford
Lead actorMatt Sunderland
Lead actorEmily Laurich
LabelFrench Kiss
Other creditsCostume, Hair & MUA Standby: Katie Melody Rogers Truck Driver / Owner: Russell Buyer / Dresser: Leigh Stockton Camera: Imagezone Rickshaw Dolly: Spotty Funding: NZonAir Supporting Actors: Emile Boyle, Aaron Cue, Yoohoo Fujisawa, Ekta Tumar, David Grierson, Dallas Barnett

Ned Botwood - 19th July 2019

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