Filled with intense highs and lows, Emil Nava captures the honest, intimate confessions of love from Eminem and Ed Sheeran in the compelling new video River.
Calvin Harris, Sam Smith 'Promises' by Emil Nava
Emil Nava's video for Calvin Haris and Sam Smith's collaboration is a love letter to the drag scene, and a tribute to the world immortalised by Paris Is Burning and Madonna's Vogue video in the late Eighties.
It's also a lot grittier than Vogue, but there's also a real joie de vivre and geniune spirit that makes this a great video for Promises. It's got authenticity, and there is a broad church of glamour on show: from the drag queens and voguers, to models including Winnie Harlow (who has the skin condition vitilago). And Sam Smith's pleasure in the whole situation is obvious, which takes things to another level.
From the drag queens and voguers personal stories at the beginning, the message of personal freedom of expression mixes with an array of dazzling images - crafted by three editors, no less - and there is certainly something of the George Michael video for Too Funky about the climactic catwalk set-up. George surely would have loved this.
|Production Company||Ammolite Inc|
|Executive Producer||Amy James|
|Production Manager||Rose Krane|
|1st AD||Everard Salomon|
|Director of Photography||Frank Mobilio|
|Creative Director||Grace Pickering|
|1st AC||Steve Doyle|
|Art Director||Shane Richardson|
|Director's Representation||OB Management|
|Other credits||GAFFER Matthew Ardine EDITOR Leo King, Ben Corfield, Ellie Johnson EDITING COMPANY POST PRODUCTION COMPANY POST PRODUCER VFX CAST: Kia Benbow, Tresvon Harville, Donnell Ingram ,Carlos Irizarry , Hayley Law ,Eric Sanchez , Engels Santana, OTHER CREW Voguers: Kia Benbow, Tresvon Harville, Donnell Ingram, Carlos Irizarry, Hayley Law, Eric Sanchez, Engels Santana, Kevin Stea, Hassan Floyd, Isaiah Wilder, Dashaun Williams Drag Queens: Jeremy Austin, Jacob Copp, Spencer Forrest Johnson, Luke Millington Drake, Loris Volke Models: Paul Atkins, Alex Avila, Widney Bazile, Kayla Fitzgerald, Aria Hayes, Tiara Kelly, Mikaela Kreuzberger, Josephine Lee, Tatiana McGuire, Riya Thakkar, Cheyann Washington, Pierre David, Malcolm Robinson, Nathaniel Santos KEY EQUIPMENT LOCATION RELEASE DATE 04/09/2018|
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