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Grace Carter 'Riot' by Priya Ahluwalia

Promonews - 25th July 2023

Priya Ahluwalia directs a quietly forceful video for Grace Carter's poerfully anthmeic Riot.

Carter's poised performance, sitting at a candlelit table, and the red-costumed focus among a white-gowned Bass Note Collective choir, is intercut with everyday scenes and naturalistic portraits of Black Britons at work, at leisure and with family.

Felipe Szulc's grade emphasises the distinction with a richly colourful treatment for the performance, and black and white for the documentary element. 

Grace Carter has written: "This song is about injustice. I’m so proud of what myself and the director Priya Ahluwalia have created. It was important to me that this video wasn’t dark, I wanted it to be uplifting. So much of what we see in the media when it comes to Black people is linked to trauma and suffering but I don’t think that's a fair representation of what being Black really means. It is also about community, unity and lifting each other up.

"I had the amazing honour of being able to share the screen with Bass Note Collective for this one and I honestly had goosebumps the whole time we shot together. This song is about coming together and collectively using our voices to make a change. The lyrics of this song seem to be made relevant time and time again, we still have a long way to go. I hope this one makes you feel something."

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Priya Ahluwalia
Dasha Deriagina
Line Producer
Becky Bishop
Production Company
Executive Producer
Martin Roker
Production Manager
Lily Moore
1st AD
Kashman Harris
2nd AD
Denis Nortey
Trainee Production Assistant
Ella Crawford
Sasha Denny


Director of Photography
Deon Van Zyl
1st AC
Justin McGillivray
2nd AC
Chris Cole


Jake Buckley
Joao Janeiro


Production designer
Julia Dias


Stylist (Artist)
Beanie Stolper
Hair (Artist)
Kreszend Sackey
Make-up (Artist)
Lucy Thomas


James Norris
Editing company


Felipe Szulc
Colour grade company


Post Producer
Renäta Fabri


Location Manager
Ryan Buchschacher

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