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


Make-upKatie Melody Rogers
DirectorDylan Pharazyn
1st ADHellen Robinson
Director of PhotographyAdam Luxton
Focus PullerKelly Chen
2nd ACSarah Hallman / Esther Sanchez
GafferTony Lumsden
Art DirectorSvet Mateev
WardrobeMolly Scott
ProducerEmma Mortimer
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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