Rob Ulitski - 21st May 2021

Wesley Joseph invites us to explore feelings of incapability and infatuation in the self-directed video for Ultramarine.

It’s a full blood moon, and Federick (Wesley’s alter ego, a self-confessed insomniac) is late to a wedding party, soon finding himself staring down the barrel of a golden baby magnum.

With a focus on chasing what could harm him the most, we are presented with an evening of trippy eccentricity, fear and funk.

Embracing a hypnotic red and blue colour palette and an electrifying sense of danger in every frame, the visual uses distorted POV shots and effects to create a darkly atmospheric aesthetic. 

The concept is a whirlwind of emotion and metaphor, and the cinematic qualities are notably enhanced by DoP Alfred Thirolle's masterful use of saturated colour and experimental camerawork. 

PRO Credits

Credits

DirectorWesley Joseph
ProducerEd Fairweather
Production CompanyBlack Eye Films
Production ManagerKatie Cooper
1st ADMireia G Dalmau
Director of PhotographyAlfred Thirolle
Focus PullerMatt Lewis
2nd ACPatrycja Cygan
SteadicamJacob Gerrard
GafferLeop Nasessens
Art DirectorSarah Asmail
Costume designerZara Asmail
WardrobeHanna Samson
Make-upTillie Robinson
EditorWesley Joseph
ColouristJonny Thorpe
Grading companyGlassworks
VFXMark Graham
CastShan Luscille Price
CommissionerMike Harounoff
Other creditsSparks: Luke Hambly, Bert Hurtado, Piotr Tomasikiewicz, Joe Smith 2nd AD: Oliver Hill Production Coordinator: Meg Skender Production Assistant: Ashley Whyte Editing Assistant: Morgan Perry Covid Supervisor: Sam Mines MUA Assistant: Fran Horn Art Assistant: Sienna Coombs Edit Assistant: Morgan Perry Grade Producer: Athene Xenia Aristocleous, BTS Photographers: Nathaniel Joseph, Alfredo Guzman Cast: Derrelle Elijah, Nicole Afflick, David Okumu, Jessica Batour, Jermaine Jones Label: EEVILTWINN / Transgressive

Rob Ulitski - 21st May 2021

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