Rob Ulitski - 31st Oct 2019

In the fourth video collaboration from Askjell's EP, Sophia + Robert continue their twisted avant-garde fantasy. 

In the opening, we see a girl with wings slumped on the floor by a pool. Her mind is elsewhere, as she stares right past the camera towards the sky. The narrative is very much a mystery- we are given short flashbacks of a time where the girl was in the water, thrashing around joyously, without the new additions on her back. But this isn't a narrative in the traditional sense, it very much veers into experimental territory, and viewers are not given many clues. 

The wings immediately conjure up religious or spiritual themes, such as a fallen angel or a dead girl who is revisiting the place she died. But just as easily, we could attribute this to her being an alien or a different kind of creature altogether. Sophia + Robert thrive with concepts that keep viewers on their toes and guessing, and this video is very much in the same vein. 

Beautifully cold and crisp, the muted colour palettes complement the stark minimalism of the piece, and a top-notch performance from actress Tin makes this a wonderfully offbeat and effective promo. 

PRO Credits

Credits

DirectorSophia + Robert
ProducerErsan Beskardes
Executive ProducerGwilym Lewis-Brooke
Production ManagerSamia Ahmed
1st ADRosie Owen
Director of PhotographyFranklin Dow
Focus PullerAndreea Gruioniu
2nd ACJuan Minotta
GafferPeter Bishop
Art DirectorLucy Cooper
WardrobeVerity May Lane
HairIulia-a Roman
Make-upIulia-a Roman
EditorSophia + Robert
ColouristSophia + Robert
VFXMats Rivenes
Lead actorTin
Director's RepresentationMarissa Garner Associates
LabelIsland Records
Other creditsLABEL: CHARLIE DRINKWATER, ANGELA GRENCH SITE MANAGER: JODIE WHITTIKAR 3RD ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: REDDIE WRIGHT RUNNER: PIER T CHIRICO, FINLEY FLACK, LEON RYDER-POTTER, CARRIE D-FORTH, RUBEN KUMMER ART DEPT ASSISTANT: APRIL WERNHAM ART DEPARTMENT RUNNER: THEA MILFORD ELECTRICIAN: JAMES LEECH, GREG PROBERT, MATT SIMMONS UNIT MEDIC: MEA GLENNON STEADICAM: JAKE WHITEHOUSE RUNNER / DRIVER: CLIVE WAITE

Rob Ulitski - 31st Oct 2019

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