Rob Ulitski - 8th Nov 2019

A woman escapes a forbidding testing facility in Jak Payne's video for Prospa's banging Control The Party. 

Shot in the soon to be demolished Fawley Power Station, the concept centres on a group of unwilling test subjects, reminiscent of the MK Ultra experiments of the 1960s. As the lead character, played by model Alice Dellal, enters the facility, she notices several others in various states of distress. 

With styling that nods towards Jean-Paul Gaultier's stunning bondage pieces in The Fifth Element, and a heavy use of dramatic red and green lighting, this is a dystopia that no-one wants to be a part of. Our protagonist escapes the facility with a little help from a friend, but as she sits on the beach enjoying her new found freedom, you can't help but wonder if she is going to get dragged right back in. 

PRO Credits


DirectorJak Payne
ProducerGhandi El-Chamaa
Production CompanyBlink
Executive ProducerPaul Weston
Head of Music VideoLaura Northover
Production ManagerHarry Hardwick
1st ADChris Malin
Director of PhotographyRuben Woodin Dechamps
Focus PullerRich Savage
2nd ACLydia Stott
GafferBill Rae Smith
Art DirectorLouis Simonon
WardrobeMaria Bracher
Make-upJoanne Coleman
EditorGaia Borretti
Editing companyAssembly Rooms
Post production companyThe Mill
Post ProducerCharlie Morris
Lead actorAlice Dellal
CommissionerMarco Grey
Other creditsFilm Development: Cinelab Production Manager: Ellie Britton Music Video Representative: Ella Woollgar Runners: Max Mclachlan, Annie Maguire 2nd Ad: Sam Bokma Runners: Elliot Lang, Tara Sadeghi, Joshua Loftin Electricians: Ana Vilar, Charlie Wilkins, Jerdan Taylor, Callum Crisell, Sam Baker Trainee: Zoe Williams Art Dept Assistant: Abi Jones Runners: Vadim Ryumkin, Maisie Smith Cast: Leka X, Emily Haygarth, Jason Kwan, Flavio Marullo, Hugo Nicolau, Nick Bartlett

Rob Ulitski - 8th Nov 2019

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