Rob Ulitski - 21st July 2021

A forbidden love. A forbidden face... Ariya Akhavan directs an unsettling story about the prohibition of emotion, set against the backdrop of a reimagined America.

In the video, parts of the population have been wiped out in order to establish one true race and face. The narrative focuses on a young woman's failed operation to change her appearance as she searches for her identity in a world that considers her to be not enough.

With a tinge of retrofuturistic nostalgia in the cinematography, and a clever application of practical makeup effects, the video oozes a certain cinematic quality. It also boasts dazzling performances from each of the characters. 

PRO Credits


DirectorAriya Akhavan
ProducerAndrew Masanto
ProducerNathan Murphy
Production ManagerAustin Engemann
Director of PhotographyGary Long
GafferTyrone Mayorga
Art DirectorCharlotte Rose Wool
WardrobeBecca Nasasira
Make-upWendy Fisher
EditorAriya Akhavan
ColouristThomas Kumeling
Grading companyCHEAT
CastLee Rodriguez
CastPokey Spears
Other creditsNot Enough Original Song By: Noah Sisk, Alec Otto, Denny White

Rob Ulitski - 21st July 2021

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