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Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes 'What Kinda Music' by Douglas Bernardt

Rob Ulitski - 17th Feb 2020

Paranoia takes hold in Douglas Bernardt's thrilling vision for Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes. 

Traversing an subway station in Kiev, the lead character - played by Demian Piatakov - snaps his neck back and forth, trying to catch a glimpse of the eyes trained on him. Everyday people morph into threatening figures as they glare and gossip, and all Piatakov can do is keep walking.

Moments later, Piatakov is running through a vast forest, representing his confused emotions and the labyrinth that is his mind. Inside this world, he has a chance to pause and consider his surroundings, a juxtaposition to the dark city and its cacophony of noise and violence. 

DoP Adolpho Veloso contrasts the two locations through considered lighting and composition: the forest shots utilise slow zooms and breathtaking natural lighting, whilst the train has pulsing artificial light and lots of close-ups. A judicious use of VFX add a huge amount of production value to the project, and help create the haunting and ethereal world inside the character's mind. 

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Douglas Bernardt
Producer
Martha McGuirk
Service Producer
Valentyn Petyshkin
Production Company
Service Company
Radioaktive Film
Executive Producer
Katie Lambert

Camera

Director of Photography
Adolpho Veloso

Editorial

Editor
Lucas Moesch
Editing company
Final Cut

Grading

Colourist
Tim Stipan
Colour grade company
Company 3

VFX

VFX
Nash Tv
Post Producer
Flavia Gannam

Agent

Director's Representation

Misc

Other credits

Executive Producer

Kate Galytska

Focus Puller

Vlad Dobrik

Production Designer

Max Halushka

Gaffer

Leonid Sidorenko

Location Manger

Dima Shevchenko

Casting Manager

Sergey Ristenko

Wardrobe Stylist

Sergey Melnichenko (weRelease.studio)

Wardrobe Stylist

Sergey Volniy (weRelease.studio)

Make Up

Dasha Taivas

Chaperone

Alex Vashkolup

Chaperon

Andrew Birch

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