David Knight - 25th Aug 2020

Zhang & Knight's video for Meryem Aboulouafa establishes a distinctive mood all of its own - part-Arabic, part-surrealist - to create a wonderfully evocative video for the Moroccan singer-songwriter's song Deeply.   

The staging is a stylish set, based on an architecture of courtyards and quadrangles found in North Africa and across the Mediterranean, rendered in serene pastel shades. But within the quadrangle, crowded with people, there is another square  - a hole into which dancers teeter and then fall...  

Aboulouafa is the elegant centre in this haunting scenario, who eventually looks into the hole and reveals its otherworldly secret. The first video by Hannah Palumbo and Linden Feng - aka Zhang & Knight - since joining Birth for French representation is one of their most exquisite.

PRO Credits


DirectorZhang + Knight
ProducerHugo Legrand-Nathan
Production CompanyBirth Productions
Executive ProducerKristin Arakchieva
Executive ProducerAlexander Kenanov
1st ADBoyka Pehlivanova
Production designerSabina Hristova
EditorLiam Bachler
ColouristDaniel de Vue
VFX CompanyEighty4
Post ProducerMorgan Mirza
Director of PhotographyNico Poulsson
ChoreographerSimon Donnellon
Director's RepresentationBirth Productions
StylistIsabelle Bardot
Director's Rep (UK)FRIEND
Other creditsLine Producer : Thomas Aboulker Junior Line Producer : Sarah Chayeb Label Manager: Emmanuel Barron Sound Producer : Para One VFX: Nicolas Martinez, Manuel Béard, Coralie Duarte, Stéphanie Dubois Thomas Cureaux, Mickael Lauret

David Knight - 25th Aug 2020

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