David Knight - 9th Dec 2014

Barcelonian Tumblr artist and regular SHOWstudio contributor Rei Nadal (renowned in fashion circles for her 'Death And Milk' Tumblr) makes a bold step towards proper directing with her video for Vaults' Vultures, and series of memorable images, connected only by their theme of female struggle. 

Physical pain and discomfort is encapsulated with unusual footage of stick insects walking across mascara'd eyes, a woman's bleeding nipple, and a choreographed piece of dancing 'witches' that ties disparate images together. Rei was inspired by the 'dark lullaby’ aspects of the song by a band likely to get much better known in 2015.

She told SHOWStudio (the video was premiered on the website): "It made me think of a group of woman chanting to each other and to themselves, not to sleep but to comfort each other, telling their story and what it hurts them but also sharing their love and joy. I think these two sentiments were equally important to be represented in the video. As a woman there are so many difficulties in the world; the fear of violence every day, dehumanisation because of my sex, censorship... But in the end I just want to remind myself how lucky I am to be a woman."

PRO Credits


DirectorRei Nadal
Executive ProducerJuliette Larthe
Production CompanyPrettybird
ProducerHannah May
Production ManagerBen Larthe
Director of PhotographyGabi Norland
Art DirectorHayley MacDonald
StylistEllie Grace Cumming
Asst stylistPeghah Maleknejad
Make-upLucy Bridge
HairRoku Roppongi
HairNicole Kahlani
GafferYan Murawski
GripWolf Wasserman
1st ACJulia Green
DITEwan Macfarlan
EditorClaire McGonigal
Editing companyFinal Cut
ChoreographerAaron Sillis
Casting directorAaron Sillis
ColouristAubrey Woodiwiss
Grading companyElectric Theatre Collective
Director's RepresentationJoceline Gabriel
CommissionerJames Hackett
LabelVirgin EMI
Other creditsHead of Production: Margo Mars Photographic assistance: Britt Lloyd Electricians: Joseph Gainsborough and Mark Mark Gauthier Runners: Jon Cheung and Kaseem Ismail Dancers: Karen Bengo, Naomi Weijand, Esmee West, Josie Pocock, Anjula Kelly and Chloe Ferns Special thanks: Nick Knight and all at SHOWstudio, Barnaby Laws at Panalux, Arri Media and Splice

David Knight - 9th Dec 2014

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