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Wesley Joseph ft Jorja Smith 'Patience' by Wesley Joseph

David Knight - 21st June 2021

British singer and producer Wesley Joseph self-directs the mesmerising video for his track Patience, with featured artist Jorja Smith as his co-star - in his first outing since signing to the directing roster at Stink Rising.

As with his excellent self-directed videos for Thrilla and Ultramarine, Joseph creates a visually striking world with a dreamlike quality, comprising of apparently disconnected scenes - teenagers united in grief, two young boys happy on their bikes, an outburst of violence, and so on - which gain meaning when taken as a whole. 

Wesley and Jorja witness these hyperreal, humanist scenes as they drive through their hometown in a white vintage Mercedes. And while distracted by the visions they see, they are involved in a head-on collision.

In the aftermath of the wreck, both artists perform in the carnage of the accident, and then into a metaphorical 'heaven-like' space. The dramatic subnarratives that they saw earlier outside the car come to an emotive conclusion at the end.

Joseph performs from within an expanse of flowers as if he is visiting his own graveside, while Jorja Smith arrives as a presence in the video as the mortally injured victim, hurled away from the flaming car.

The video, shot over two days in Surrey, is redolent of Kendrick Lamar's videos, particularly the video for Element, and the work of David Lynch. It's the latest and most substantial work yet from the Birmingham-born musician, producer and filmmaker, who originally came to London in 2016 to study film, and then began making music, and is now proving to be successful in both fields.

Joseph now joins the Stink Rising roster, and will be globally represented by the new talent division of Stink Films, the production company with offices around the world. 

“I’m really excited to be joining forces with the visionaries at Stink Films," he says. "This first collaboration with them was a game changer in terms of facilitation and pushing boundaries. I’m really appreciative to be in the company of like minded, eccentric creatives, and for having the opportunity to work on more progressive and ambitious projects together.” 

Hannah Bellil, Global Head, Stink Rising & Music Video adds: “We’re so happy to have partnered  with Wesley on his latest single and video for Patience. I’m delighted to welcome him into the fold and join the Rising family. Major talent and a really bright future ahead.”


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Wesley Joseph
India Bradshaw
Production Company
Production Company
Stink Rising
Executive Producer
Production Manager
Anna Peduzzi
1st AD
Tom Wynborne


Director of Photography
Pieter Snyman
1st AC
Josh Tue
2nd AC
Patrycja Cygan
Tommy McMahon


James Duffy


Art Director
Sarah Asmail


Zara Asmail
Zateesha Barbour
Make-up (Artist)
Carol Lopez Reid
Make-up (Cast)
Luz Giraldo


Casting director
Holly Shearn
Casting director
Hannah Ashby Ward


Editing company


James Bamford
Colour grade company
The Mill


Ben Gallagher
Post production company
Nice Biscuits

Other credits

Production Assistant

Savanna Small

Production Runner

Tom Bergmann

Location Manager

Mark Rolfe

Location Fixer

Robin Scarry

2nd AD

Niomi Collins


James Williams


Lola Ewumi


Sam Crook, James Owens

Art Dept Assistant

Giorgio Lieuwon, Mayleen Faye Moralita

Fire SFX

James Baxter

Styling Assistant

Reef Aaron Picknell

Minibus Driver

David Clarke

Splitter Drivers

Phillip Spokes, Heath Derrig

Low Loader Driver

Jamie Robinson

Action Vehicle

Jensen Cannon

BTS Photographer

Nathaniel Joseph, Mickey Q

Artist Manager (Transgressive)

Mike Harounoff

Artist Manager (FAMM)

Erin Corrain


Remirez Mais, Desmond Cole, Rita Asante, Otis Wongsam, Kaliel Russel, Dominic Maje, Kelvin Ayivor, Shari, Nessa, Corinne Bougaard, Matthew Moore

Special thanks to

Nadia & George Rumsey at Panavision, Cine Lighting, Colour Sound Experiment, Miloš & Alex at The Cock Inn and the wonderful Robin Scarry

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