Nana 'King's Blvd 2' by Andrew Litten
After the impressive video for LA Times, Andrew Litten's latest film for Nana focusses upon another aspect of the California rapper's history - his upbringing in a devout Christian family, and how he strayed from that path.
This is more deftly powerful filmmaking, with Litten focussing upon character through a series of small episodes, and then dovetailing his impressionistic storytelling with the lazer sharp message of Nana's track, King's Blvd 2.
We started to connect the dots between the two worlds Nana grew up in simultaneously.
"This piece has been nearly a year in the making. The entire narrative was written and based from recorded conversations I would have with Nana about his childhood. We started to connect the dots between the two worlds he grew up in simultaneously - one world being a more traditional, rigid Christian household, and the other world challenging his good values and masculinity. The end result is a narrative that aims to explore these two worlds colliding with one another.
"This was shot at his father's actual church in the Crenshaw neighborhood of LA, and stars Nana's actual brother, Charles Opong, playing his father. The opening sequence, which shows his parents moving here from London to start a new life, was put together using audio recordings of Nana's parents real-life story.
"Needless to say, it was incredibly fulfilling to work with his family and have their full support in our vision."
|Executive Producer||Andrew Hutcheson|
|Director of Photography||Hayden Mason|
|Focus Puller||Ben Steen|
|2nd AC||Marizo Siller|
|Art Director||Christine Cangelosi|
|Lead actor||Jordan Hollingsworth|
|Director's Rep (US)||Reprobates|
|Director's Rep (UK)||OB Management|
Vonavi reflects on past trauma in Andrew Litten's video for Regrow.
West Midlands girl Mahalia decamps to Los Angeles for her latest video, teaming up with Andrew Litten (who's last outings was a smashing New Orleans-set video for Youngboy Never Broke Again) and …
Andrew Litten explores the paranoia and danger inherent in a chance encounter in his video for LA rapper Nana, featuring Reason.
Andrew Litten directs Nana's debut music video for On My Momma, with a vibrancy and wit that makes it a supremely watchable video from start to finish.
The UK Music Video Awards for 2021 is now open. And there are more awards than ever in …
Pulse Films have announced the signing of directing duo Machine Operated, who have directed …
Promonews is delighted to announce the launch of its first podcast series The Promonews Podcast - …
London-based animation production company Blinkink have announced the arrival of four …
London-based production company Hello Love has announced the signing of Stella Belle Hex to …
Pulse Films has announced that Nnena Nwakodo has joined the award-winning Music Videos …