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Toddla T, Jeremiah Asiamah, Sweetie Irie ft Steflon Don & S1mba 'Shaker' by Gwil Doe

Rob Ulitski - 30th July 2021

Gwil Doe directs a high-energy banger for Toddla T, Jeremiah Asiamah, Sweetie Irie, Steflon Don & S1mba. 

The ensemble of artists have created one of the summer's most exciting new tracks, and Doe's visual treatment perfectly encapsulates the celebratory vibes. 

Intercutting between low-key performance setups and a clever shot in a car - utilising a 360 degree rotating camera and green screen trickery to switch up the locations - the video is fresh, engaging and a whole lot of fun. 

GWIL DOE: 

Everyone really gelled on the vibe we were trying to create.

"Growing up in London Jamaican culture, brought over by immigrants after World War 2 to present day, was and remains a huge part of everyday life. The fashion, slang, riddims and Soundclash culture are a defining part of what it means to be a Londoner.

"This song is a welcome breath of fresh air at a time when we are redefining and debating what it means to be free. The summer banger brings together the best parts of UK and yard culture.

"We wanted to create the feeling of hot summer days, driving around with your homies and singing and dancing and generally vibing and being happy.

"Having so many amazing artists on one track could have been difficult in terms of agreeing of visual direction. However, everyone really gelled on the vibe we were trying to create and worked together to achieve it.

"Due to Covid we couldn’t travel to Jamaica so we used greenscreen and camera tricks to blend shots of Kingston with London and bring the world closer together through music."

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  • Director's notes
  • Dance
  • Hip Hop
  • Dancehall
  • VFX
  • Green screen
  • Performance
  • Summer
  • Ensemble

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Gwil Doe
Producer
Pilar Muro
Production Company
Production Manager
Jerome Danvers
1st AD
Sam Fullerton

Camera

Director of Photography
Max Mckay

Editorial

Editor
Elsye Raphael
Editing company
Ten Three

Grading

Colourist
Tim Smith
Colour grade company

VFX

VFX
Julian Lopez Coppola
VFX
Luciano Taccone
Post production company
Comppo

Agent

Director's Representation

Commission

Commissioner
Dom Mckiernan
Label
Warner Music

Other credits

2nd AD:Niomi Collins

Dancers Stylist

Caitlin Batchelor & Miriam Taiwo Sonekan

MUA

Jasmine Hamilton

MUA

Sunny Cradock

BTS

Kojo Dwimoh

DIT

Morgan Perry

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