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Sophie Ellis-Bextor x Wuh Oh 'Hypnotized' by Sophie Muller

Rob Ulitski - 29th July 2022

Sophie Ellis-Bextor reunites with regular collaborator Sophie Muller for Hypnotized - and they are back on that dancefloor.

Leading a group of dancers in a hypnotic haze, we see Ellis-Bextor perform under coruscating lights, with featured artist (and producer) Wuh Oh up on the decks. She leads the dancers - presumably in a reference to her very successful 'kitchen disco' lockdown videos - who grow mysteriously larger in number.

It has all the trademarks of a Sophie Muller video - strong performance, bright spotlights, a naturalistic colour palette, and melodrama - with an added disco flair - and an edit that expertly builds the emotion around a strong, simple concept. Esteemed cinematographer Robbie Ryan brings his talents to this one too. 

The ending, as the dancers grow into an army behind Sophie E-B, is a spectacular display of understated choreography. Great. 

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  • Pop
  • Performance
  • Hypnotic
  • Dance
  • Choreography
  • Naturalistic
  • Unison

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Credits

Production/Creative

Director
Sophie Muller
Producer
Sam Barber
Production Company
Production Manager
Jack Cowhig
1st AD
Remo Catani

Camera

Director of Photography
Robbie Ryan
Camera Assistant
Florence Gilbertson

Lighting/Grip

Key Grip
Davey Logan
Lighting Desk Op
Gary Edby
Lighting Tech
Adam Thayers, Alastair Lees, Ricky Smith

Wardrobe

Stylist
Tamara Cincik
Hair & Make-up
Lisa Laudat

Choreography

Choreographer
Frankie Mulholland
Choreographer
Kirstin Halliday

Casting

Lead Dancers
Mhari Burley, Kieran Burns, Sgaire Wood, Yasmin Singh, Oliza Howieson, Kathryn Fraser, Samatha María, Connor Totten, Peter Clark, Liam McGrath

Editorial

Editor
Sophie Muller

Grading

Colourist
Sophie Muller

Agent

Director's Representation

Commission

Label
Cooking Vinyl

Misc

Service Company
LS Productions

Rob Ulitski - 29th July 2022

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