Rob Ulitski - 30th July 2019

KC Locke takes a simple concept and elevates it with DP Stefan Yap's gorgeous cinematography, energetic performances and some spot-on art direction for Mahalia's Simmer.

Mahalia exudes confidence, dancing in a gloriously lit orange-red apartment, juxtaposed with Burna Boy's cool blue environment. Both artists are entirely captivating, and the interspersed moments of calm, still shots contrast brilliantly against the frantic camerawork throughout. 

The video is full of summer vibes, and is the latest work from a director who is paving the way with a distinctive creative style and a unique visual approach. “Cool down, Simmer” indeed.

PRO Credits


DirectorKC Locke
ProducerManoela Chiabai
Executive ProducerGwilym Lewis-Brooke
Production ManagerJoshua Noon
1st ADToby Haygarth
Director of PhotographyStefan Yap
Focus PullerChris Hayden
2nd ACInes Duarte
GafferMark Stewart
Art DirectorPoppy Ridell
WardrobeNatalie Roar
HairAfi Attipoe
Make-upMj Gotinoc
EditorJamil Shaukat
Editing companyKlash Productions
ColouristGeorge Neave
Grading companyCoffee & TV
Post ProducerJoss Brindle
CommissionerNicola Sheppard
LabelAtlantic Records
Other credits2nd Unit Filming (Burna Boy) Arran Green - Top James Wick - 1st AC Chrys Antoniou - 2nd AC Leo Olseker - Gaffer Howard Morton - Spark Management: Big Bear Management Dancers: Nathan, Josh, Jorgie, Lamar And Honey Supporting Act: Pip, Susy, Deise, Carmel, Nadia, Lamar And Max Tamara Kreitman - Runner Alex Kibble - Runner/Intern Molly Harper - Runner/Intern Michael Laughton - Art Department Assistant Tyron Sweeney, Quinton Faulkner - Styling (Extras)

Rob Ulitski - 30th July 2019

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