David Knight - 30th Nov 2020

Andrew Litten explores the paranoia and danger inherent in a chance encounter in his video for LA rapper Nana, featuring Reason.

Essentially Litten sets the scene in very cinematic terms - atmospheric black and white cinematography conjures up a long lineage of American filmmaking - while Nana and Reason tell their different sides of the story. It's all about the connections and codes of behaviour that endows an otherwise prosaic event with the potential to burst into deadly violence.

This intriguing and compelling work was co-written by Nana and Andrew Litten, and shot in Nana's hometown of Crenshaw, Los Angeles. "The video for LA Times focuses on a universal truth - fear, and how it can consume your mind if you let it," says Litten. 

"Our concept is hinged on one small moment of Nana walking past the featured artist, Reason of TDE, in the dark, vacant parking lot of the Crenshaw Mall. As Nana weighs his options of how to get out of this small confrontation, Reason begs the audience to understand his side of the story, and how one can be a victim of circumstance."

PRO Credits

Credits

DirectorAndrew Litten
ProducerAnastasia Solovieva
Production CompanyVoyager
Executive ProducerAndrew Hutcheson
1st ADHenry Reed
Director of PhotographyJoanna Nguyen
Focus PullerFelipe Larrondo
2nd ACDarrell Ham
GafferKevin Kim
Art DirectorEvaline Wu Huang
EditorAndrew Litten
ColouristDerek Hansen
Grading companyArsenal
Post ProducerJessica Amburgey
Director's Rep (UK)OB Management
Director's Rep (US)Reprobates
CommissionerSabrina Rivera

David Knight - 30th Nov 2020

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