David Knight - 25th Apr 2019

This is what you've been waiting for. FKA Twigs and Andrew Thomas Huang's collaboration for her new song Cellophane is a showcase for the remarkable talents of each - the dancer turned performer, the director and visionary visual effects artist - and somehow is more than the sum of its parts.

For a start Twigs has embraced poledancing, which means that the first part of the video is a VFX-enhanced tour de force of her poledancing skill and celebration of her extraordinary body - but that's just the start. Then comes the fantasy, the full-flowering of Thomas Huang's FX imagination and Twigs's transformation into something akin to a platform shoe'd action hero. And that just barely describes it. Another level of beauty.


"when I wrote cellophane over a year ago a visual narrative came to me immediately, I knew I had to learn how to pole-dance to bring it to life, and so that’s what I did. thank you andrew, for elevating my vision beyond words. you are a visionary. kelly, thank you for being with me every step of the way on my precious pole yellow brick road. working with you both on this is a dream come true." 

Watch 'FKA Twigs 'Cellophane' by Andrew Thomas Huang' here

PRO Credits


DirectorAndrew Thomas Huang
ProducerAlex Chamberlain
Production CompanyObject & Animal
Executive ProducerMorgan Clement
Executive ProducerDom Thomas
Production ManagerAws Al-jezairy
1st ADMarc Wilson
Director of PhotographyDaniel Fernández Abelló
Focus PullerPeter Chetveryakov
GafferValera Latuga
Art DirectorFiona Crombie
WardrobeMatthew Josephs, Ed Marler
EditorAndrew Thomas Huang
ColouristAubrey Woodiwiss
Grading companyCarbon Vfx
Post production companyAnalog Studios
Post ProducerRose Nicholson
VFXAnalog Studios
Lead actorEfua Baker
LabelXL Recordings
Other creditsService Partner: Radioaktive Films

David Knight - 25th Apr 2019

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