Rob Ulitski - 4th Sept 2019

Katy Perry and her real life dog Nugget takes us on an emotional and surreal journey surrounding the trials and tribulations of a "Westminster Dog Show" type world in Tanu Muino's video for Small Talk.

Super-colourful - as you might expect from a KP video - with a mixture of 80s and almost futuristic styling from Phoenix Mellow, the video feels decidely anachronistic and is intriguing from the very start. Perry dives in head first, bringing her unique brand of charm and quirkiness to every facet of the project. And the other stars of the show are a cast of 20 dogs, who were joined by a variety of trainers to get the body language and movement just right.

It hits every note we have come to expect from Perry's videography, with the more surreal moments grounded by themes of isolation and sadness. But of course, everything turns out right at the end! This is an exciting step into the mainstream world for Tanu Muino - a talent to look out for in the future. 

Credits

DirectorTanu Muino
ProducerMegan Gutman
Production CompanyUnderWonder Content
Executive ProducerFrank Borin
Executive ProducerIvanna Borin
Executive ProducerMarco De Molina
ColouristJill Bogdanowicz
Director of PhotographyNikita Kuzmenko
GafferKyle Bryson
Art DirectorJohn Richoux
WardrobePhoenix Mellow
1st ADBraden Anderson
Make-upAnthony Nguyen
EditorTanu Muino
Focus PullerNick Infield
Grading companyCompany 3
Post ProducerMax Colt
VFXFrender
Director's RepresentationNicole O'connell / Hart Represents
CommissionerTarga Sahyoun
LabelCapitol Records
Production ManagerDesiree Lauro
HairShon Ju

Rob Ulitski - 4th Sept 2019

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