Rob Ulitski - 23rd Aug 2019

Hot off the heels of their first collaboration for Belong, director Savannah Setten reunites with slenderbodies for another captivating video - filmed within the confines of a high security prison in Ukraine and featuring real inmates confronting their circumstances through creative expression.

Setten's unique video for Arrival offers a rare insight into the life of these men, exploring the mental toll it takes and how they - for all their sins - find a way to cope. No actors were used in this film.


"It’s almost impossible to imagine what must go through the human mind when facing ten years or more within the confinement of a prison, away from family, the people you love, freedom.

"As it was for these young men, developing a mechanism to live and exist in this other world, a creation of their imagination, became an essential part of self preservation; a way to humanly exist whilst waiting on years of time to pass.

"We hoped to blur the viewers' understanding of the men’s physical prison reality, and the lucid figments of their imaginations and longing for a different life. There isn’t a definitive answer, what you conclude is up to you."

PRO Credits


DirectorSavannah Setten
ProducerBenedict Turnbull
Production CompanyPulse Films
Service Company2332 Films
Service ProducerDasha Deriagina
Executive ProducerMaurizio Von Trapp
1st ADAlexey Savelov
Director of PhotographyChristian Huck
EditorEd Hanbury
Editing companyTrim Editing
ColouristSteffan Perry
Grading companyFramestore
Other credits2nd AD: Alexander Timkov Colour Producer: BenStell / Chris Anthony Additional Online Post: Omar Allouji Location Manager: Viktor Shava Sound Designer: Seb Bruen

Rob Ulitski - 23rd Aug 2019

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