Rob Ulitski - 28th July 2020

Rob Bell directs a heartbreaking one-shot video for Anna Straker's London Knows. 

Talking about the concept behind the visual, Bell explains "the main goal was to create something that would do the story behind Anna's track justice. Based on her experience of sexual assault while abroad, the track focuses on her journey towards healing and the uncertainty of recovery, and so we were tasked with creating something that didn't distract from the core message of her work."

The resulting video is a haunting one-shot, focusing on a literal representation of Anna's return home, leaving the preceding events up to interpretation. DoP Jean Dakar frames Straker among a backdrop of grey skies and architecture, building upon the poignant concept with desaturated colours and off-kilter closeups to represent the artist's broken and devastated mindset. 

Anna's own, powerful account can be found in the video's description.

Credits

DirectorRob Bell
ProducerRob Bell
ProducerJean Dakar
Director of PhotographyJean Dakar
Focus PullerAnil Duru
LabelNever Fade Records

Rob Ulitski - 28th July 2020

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