Rob Ulitski - 11th Oct 2021

A man can't quite wake up in Syra McCarthy's ethereal promo for Doncat.

The video for Baby Don't Dance is a portrait of the main character - played by the artist himself, aka Duncan Nielsen -  exploring the subconscious journeys we go on in our dream states, and the parallels they end up mirroring in our waking lives.

Flowing in and out of different locations and conceptual vignettes, the video incorporates choreographed movement and a sense of perpetual change, mirroring the surreality of dreams and the places our mind goes when on autopilot. 


DirectorSyra McCarthy
ProducerAlex Swain
Production CompanyFreelance
Executive ProducerSyra McCarthy
1st ADDeb Leal
Director of PhotographyAndy Hoffman
Focus PullerDeidre Locklear
Focus PullerRory Brennan
GafferAndy Hoffman
Art DirectorSyra McCarthy
EditorRyan Ovadia
EditorSyra McCarthy
ColouristAyummy Ashley
VFXAnders Ericcson
CastDuncan Nielson
Other creditsProducer - Sofia Aguilar Sound Design - Matthew Tammariello Dancer - Lacey Escabar Grocery Store Men - Vint Carmona, Richard Fung, Philip Abello, Vance Shek Shepard, Tim Tyson, Natalie Stark, Justin Laundre PA’s - Rachel Velentine, Justin Laundre BTS - Justin Laundre PD (forest) - Peter Hans Ward

Rob Ulitski - 11th Oct 2021

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