David Knight - 27th Jan 2020

A young woman, making sound field recordings, disturbs dark forces, and undergoes a mysterious transformation, in Dylan Pharazyn's unsettling video for New Zealand alt-rock band Wax Chattels.

Pharazyn's skilfully draws a sense of dread from the suggestion of narrative, the contrast between the vulnerable sound recordist and her crusty alter-ego, the use of occult-like symbols, and the stark surroundings, bleached out and forbidding in black and white.

An atmospheric tale of otherworldly darkness, where the shocks are saved to the end.

PRO Credits

Credits

DirectorDylan Pharazyn
ProducerEmma Mortimer
1st ADHellen Robinson
Director of PhotographyAdam Luxton
Focus PullerMichael Paletta
2nd ACMiten Raichura
GafferSpencer Locke-bonney
Art DirectorSvet Mateev
WardrobeHelen Young-loveridge
EditorDylan Pharazyn
VFXStu Bedford
Lead actorCrystal

David Knight - 27th Jan 2020

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