Rob Ulitski - 17th Aug 2020

Bailey Tom Bailey explores isolation and human testing in his sci-fi inspired visual for Miya Miya. 

Opening in a nondescript testing facility, vocalists Gini and Jordan are sealed within perspex containers, under watch by an unknown captor. After being liberated from captivity, they meet a worse fate on their escape. 

Striking and well executed, the location anchors the haunting aesthetic, a clandestine and clinical space in which unimaginable horrors await an unlucky few. The video mixes body horror and sci-fi with a vein of dark humour.

MIYA MIYA:

We were insanely lucky to find perspex boxes at our location, a former research lab. 

"Initially, the idea was to evoke feelings of captivity during lockdown, but the concept evolved to represent something more significant. I wanted to explore the idea that we all feel put in a box, struggling within a system, yet we rely on those structures for survival.

"Produced during lockdown, this low budget project was a struggle. Slow wardrobe and art department deliveries delayed the shoot and the biggest panic came when we realised all the perspex in the world was now in front of a till somewhere. We were insanely lucky to find perspex boxes (originally used to redirect fumes) already available at our location, a former research lab.

"The result made Bailey and designer Nico Sadori's (who was on a break from DC's Pennyworth) concept even more unique. We were blessed with location and crew availability due to larger productions being on hold."

Credits

DirectorBailey Tom Bailey
ProducerKieran Nolan Jones
Production CompanyHellmouth Pictures
Director of PhotographySimon Stolland
Focus PullerJosh Higgins
GafferVianney Kernanet-huggins
Art DirectorNico Sadori
WardrobeLucy Rebecca Baxter
HairMelanie Kyle
Make-upMelanie Kyle
EditorBailey Tom Bailey
Editing companyVicious Viscous
ColouristLewis Crossfield
Grading companyTime Based Arts
Post ProducerSean Ewins
VFXBailey Tom Bailey
Lead actorSecurity Guard: Dave Edwards
CommissionerJohn Moule
LabelAlacran Group
Other creditsBTS: George Masters-Clark Runner/ Playback: Freddie Heppell Location Service: Bushey Campus Label Personnel: Steve Rose Management: Infinite Management Manager: Mark Anstey, Francesca Curry

Rob Ulitski - 17th Aug 2020

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