Promonews - 26th Feb 2021

Danish director Nina Holmgren has created a gorgeous showcase for the rising singer Justine Skye, that's also a knowing commentary on our obsessive relationship with screen technology - and features some notable members of Skye's celebrity fanbase.

In the video for Intruded - which is bookended by two other tracks from her debut album Space & Time - Skye is the glamorous figure in various scenarios that riff upon corporatism, surveillance culture, outmoded yet classic technology and voyeurism.

Whether she's surrounded by rows of CCTV cameras, or banks of TVs and DV cams, Skye is the cool, self-possessed, high-fashioned presence in a range of visceral textures, from vinyl to leather to silk.

The cameras carry multiple images of the singer from the range of cameras, and also of the notable others - Timbaland, who produced her album, Lil Yachty and Bella Hadid, the latter uttering random phrases.

Holmgren was influenced by the pioneering video artist Naim June Paik, with at least one explicit nod to his screen-based artworks. And this is something of a work of art in itself. A wonderfully crafted work by a director with a forceful eye.    

PRO Credits


DirectorNina Holmgren
ProducerLucy Bradley
Production CompanySMUGGLER
Executive ProducerPatrick Milling Smith
Executive ProducerBrian Carmody
Executive ProducerElizabeth Doonan
Creative DirectorE&E Creative
Director of PhotographyJeremy Balender
Production designerMax Randall
StylistLauren Groves
HairIsaac Poleon
Make-upEsther Edeme
Movement DirectorSaul Nash
Production SupervisorGaaron Clarke
1st ADDaniel Smith
Focus PullerMark Gee
Clapper LoaderKairo Jones
SteadicamJake Whitehouse
ColouristJohn O'Riordan
EditorNina Holmgren
Other creditsPA: Georgie Dale DIT: Luke Kneafsey VFX Artists: Erik Ferguson, Wirat Johannessen, Per Viggo Bergsvik VFX Producer: Eirik Heldal, Appart VFX Touch Up: B.ART Color Producer: Tom Viney, Punderson Gardens Sound Design: Philip Flindt Sound Producer: Gregers Maersk Moeller, Ballad Edit Assistant: Mikkel Stenild Insert Editor: Luca Chapman Online Edit: Cameo Graphic Design: Stefan Arnoldus Graphics: Ralph Dennis Grip: Daniel Essex 2nd Grip: Callum Hammett Crane Tech: Adam Glow Gaffer: Pete Bishop Electricians: Matt Simmons, James Leech, Simona Pranulyte Art Assistants: Georgia Fairman, Daniel Kinlock Props Transport: Dimitri Topalov AV Technician: Ben Redgrove Stylist Assistant: Filippo Sandini Hair Assistant: Muriel Cole Make Up Assistant: Naythan Carlos Supporting Cast: Albie Lewington Videographers: Jolver Cutino, Christian Google Post Supervisor: Pete Smith Runners: Rohan Reddy, Chimma Ezekiel, Arthur Studholme, Harry Whetton Special Thanks To: @Mytheresa @Esmaywagemans

Promonews - 26th Feb 2021

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