Rob Ulitski - 21st Dec 2020

Nicolee Tsin directs a moving vignette of interrelated characters migrating and crossing paths, in her promo for Palindrome's Birds. 

Isolated to the world around them, these characters exist in a plane separate to their surroundings, in search of love, escape and meaning in the city of London.

Stalked by an omnipresent camera, we are offered glimpses into each person's narrative, before being torn away to another timeline as soon as we get comfortable. Though this is done in a soft, subtle way in the video, it could represent the way society lets 'shiny object syndrome' bleed into our relationships with other people - as soon as something better or more interesting comes along, we can cut any previous ties and pick up where we left off with someone new. 

The concept is a beautiful and thought-provoking one, with stunningly executed cinematography from DoP Miguel Carmenes. 

PRO Credits


DirectorNicolee Tsin
ProducerMicheal Newton
Production ManagerKristina Pringle
1st ADQueen Banerbie
Director of PhotographyMiguel Carmenes
Focus PullerSam Ferguson
2nd ACJay Notley
2nd ACJay Notley, Andrea Buccelli
SteadicamJunior Owuso
WardrobeRiyam Salim
EditorAmy Dang
ColouristMark Slobodian
Other creditsStylist Assistant: Lorraine Evans
 PA: Cheryl Wang Runner: Michael Baugh, Viridian Kerr, Kyle Thomas Special Thanks: Chubby Films Cast: Gabriel Chen, Caroline Ortoli, Paris Crossley, Marley Kare, CJ, Kenya Shania, Dash Pankhania, Jason Kwan, Moses Moro, Samantha Tam, Melissa Gousmi, Amani Egbo, Armel Munonyed
, Viridian Kerr

Rob Ulitski - 21st Dec 2020

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