Lassamie Prasimay - 5th June 2020

André Reid creates a 1920s feel for his video for Jaz Karis, set in a Cotton Club-style nightclub. 

The monochrome narrative, filmed at O'Meara in London, follows the male protagonist through the venue, where he encounters Karis and falls in love with the sound of her voice, as she sings onstage for the refined audience.

"I love narrative music videos," says André Reid. "It can be hard to direct those though with male artists though, so I’m glad that’s what Jaz was after when we were going back and forth about the concept. 

"The idea slightly changed as we only had six hours shoot time on the day, so we mainly focused on the important things. But we managed to film quite a bit so we had options in the edit. The crew was fantastic everyone came together for the creative process, and with that we were able to create a lovely piece."

PRO Credits

Credits

DirectorAndre Reid
ProducerShamara Adams
ProducerDijian Eccles
Production CompanyDmnd Clr
Executive ProducerDijian Eccles
1st ADSam Barnham
Director of PhotographyJomar O'Meally
SteadicamSebastian Jolly
Focus PullerFinn Sheriton
2nd ACCharlie Knight
GafferLeo Oleskar
WardrobeAshleigh Watt
EditorJacques Simon
Editing companyTrim Editing
ColouristConnor Coolbear
Other creditsCamera Trainee: Sam Sellers Spark: Deepan Thavaraiah 2ND AD: Timon Will STYLING ASSISTANT: Monique Yates MUA: Zainab Hassan SET DESIGNER: Leo Turnball SET DESIGN ASSISTANTS: Michael Wright, George Turnball, Oscar Turnball, Liam Green PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS: Ijaz Kato, Tailer Jordine, Nabila Rouabah BTS: Luke Ainger, Nifty LEAD ACTORS - Az Karis @jaz_karis Shaq Taylor @taylorshaq Poppy Leah - @poppyleah Dandave Roache - @ Chloella Wells - @chloella_h_wells Ishmael Erskine - @ish_rambo1 Simren Shane - @simrensaund Nickyle Perry - @n1ckyle Chanelle Payne @chanellefiona Sebastian Winifred - @sebastian__4 Lirayen Valencia - @lira_valencia Benjamin Yawson - @ofbenjaminantonio Peline Liberty - @pelineliberty

Lassamie Prasimay - 5th June 2020

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