Rob Ulitski - 18th Nov 2020

Chirolles Khalil tells the story of the trials and tribulations of a young couple starting on their life together, in the promo for Preditah featuring WSTRN. 

Presented as a series of day-in-the-life vignettes, the visual follows a couple as they move from the early days of bliss to the regularity of life as they settle down, and the obstacles to their future happiness - largely from the female perspective. 

Khalil presents this familiar situation with sensitivity, and makes it both engaging and thought-provoking. Olivia Lockhart and Aden Dzuda give standout performances as the couple who you would love to succeed, leading an excellent ensemble cast. 

DoP Fola Abatan uses a contrast of relaxed, steady camera movement and frenetic, blink-and-you'll-miss-it cutaways, to reinforce the emotions that play out on screen. Ultimately this is a universal story that has been impressively told.

PRO Credits

Credits

DirectorChirolles Khalil
ProducerMeghan Willcox
Production CompanyFRIEND
Executive ProducerLuke Tierney
1st ADAfzal Robbani
Director of PhotographyFola Abatan
Art DirectorElena Muntoni
EditorPost Calton
ColouristJonny Tully
CommissionerKim Jarrett
LabelAtlantic Records
Other creditsSound Design: Enos Desjardins

Rob Ulitski - 18th Nov 2020

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