Cat Velez - 19th Mar 2015

The excellent Sashinski-directed video for UK electronic outfit Snakehips' track Forever showcases Japanese choreography/modelling double-act AyaBambi as they perform an intense, spellbinding dance. 

Ultra-styled in their punk-goth aesthetic, the pair cooly snakecharm their way into a bar and command the full attention of their audience by their near-mirrored presence and style. Then the full power of their hypnosis takes effect with a quick, rhythmic succession of synchronised, razor-sharp movements paired with their bold, lock-tight gaze.

Deeply bored and apathetic whilst at their day-jobs, these artists are decidedly in their element whilst performing, and it's a sight to behold - impressively captured by Sasha Nathwani, aka Sashinski.


I'd been wanting to work with AyaBambi for quite some time, the brief from Snakehips was the perfect opportunity. We initially planned to film in Tokyo but as AyaBambi were already in Europe choreographing Madonna's European performances it made sense to shoot in London and dress the capital like an ambiguous Asian city.

Ayabambi were a dream to work with, and the Snakehips boys and Dan Millar were helpful in pushing for a really cinematic look, which was helped by our striking locations. 

PRO Credits


Production CompanyFAMILIA
ProducerCharlotte Jones
Line ProducerHarriet Towler
Production AssistantLaura Bellingham
1st ADDan Gibling
2nd ADCharlotte Hill
Director's AssistantBen Keswick
RunnerCharlotte Miller
RunnerMike Middleton-Downer
Director of PhotographyAdam Scarth
SteadicamAndy Fletcher
Focus PullerFelix Schmilinsky
Clapper LoaderEira Wyn Jones
DITJohn Phillips
Sound RecordingMustafa Bal
GafferSeth Crosby
ElectricianPearce Crowley
ElectricianPaulo Fernandes
Art DirectionLouis Ruscombe King
Art DirectionTim Gibson
Hair & Make-upEve Coles
Hair & Make-up AssistantDanielle Farrington
StylistFlorence Jones
EditorStephen Paul Dunne
ColouristJon Leese Pomfret
CommissionerDaniel Millar
LabelSony Music
Director's RepresentationMarisa Garner Associates
Post production companyRaised By Wolves

Cat Velez - 19th Mar 2015

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