Rob Ulitski - 14th Oct 2020

Kalina Pulit explores surveillance and observation in her promo for teenage Polish rapper Schafter, featuring London rapper Houston X. 

The video for Need Help was shot in both Warsaw and in London, and is a frenetic journey through lo-fi aesthetics and fly-on-the-wall perspectives, featuring numerous TV screens in a nod to pioneering video artist Nam June Paik. 

The performances are suitably offbeat and energetic, celebrating the dynamism of the concept. 


The video features 25 TV screens, 12 CCTV cameras and 270 metres of cable.

"The video was inspired by the idea of trying to get away from something but being unable to, and perhaps enjoying the thrill of it along the way.

"Key visual influences include the work of a video art pioneer, Nam June Paik, footage of Kate Moss under surveillance, as well as a set of music videos exploring the concept of someone being observed, both knowingly and unknowingly.

"Born out of constraint of needing to capture two artists in two different countries in the midst of self-isolation, the CCTV theme provided a point of connection between two narratives.

"Shot on 16mm, in London and Warsaw, the video features 25 TV screens, 12 CCTV cameras and 270 metres of cables."

PRO Credits


ProducerMaruška Dukić, Elliot Zelmanovits
Executive ProducerKacper Sawicki, Paweł Bondarowicz
Production ManagerKarol Pieńkowski
1st ADSofia Karolina Jakubowska
Director of PhotographyIgor Połaniewicz
Focus PullerBradley Stearn, Łukasz Karbowiak
2nd ACJakub Żukowski
GafferAbi Hurcomb, Paweł Chiczewski
Art DirectorStefania Strzałkowska Rajca, Maciej Strzałkowski Rajca
WardrobeMichał Koszek, Seif Ali-umaar
Make-upAnna Stykała, Holly Miller
ColouristFred Van Eeden
Post production companyRio De Post
Post ProducerSylwia Desowska
VFXRio De Post
CommissionerJan Porębski
LabelRestaurant Posse
Other creditsProduction Assistant - Steve Charalambous Steadicam - Jacek Drofiak Stagehand - Dzbanek / Stagehand Collective Graphic Design - Ieva Misiukonytė Making Of - Natalia Adach & Kuba Bors Film Lab - WFDiF & Cinelab London Camera Equipment - PANAVISION & ATM System Lighting Equipment - Feral & Heliograf Catering - Finlay Logan & Beton Medic - Mariusz Fornalski Driver - David Burridge

Rob Ulitski - 14th Oct 2020

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