Rob Ulitski - 18th Jan 2021

Wowa directs an impressive live performance by Ms Banks for the MOBO Awards, broadcast late last year. 

Opening in a pastel-hued shop set, four dancers perform fiery choreography as Banks steps into frame, styled head to toe in bubblegum pink. 

The production design is equally as breathtaking as the performance, which cuts to black before displaying a poignant message: 'They Don't Really Care About Us'. 

Honouring the Black Lives Matter movement and paying tribute to YouTube star and content creator Nicole Thea - who passed away suddenly last year whilst pregnant with son Reign - the concept switches to an all-black studio set, where Banks gives a career-defining performance - powerful, engaging and truly emotive. 

Performances like this don't come around all too often, and Wowa has created something truly transcendent and elevated with the visual. 

PRO Credits

Credits

DirectorWowa
ProducerLavinia Noel
Executive ProducerFatima Ouklilane
Production ManagerKeryn Mae
1st ADAfzal Robanni
Director of PhotographyFrancis Lane
Focus PullerDan Deighton
2nd ACTekko Osman
GafferAlex Cullen
Art DirectorBen Levitt
WardrobeToni Blaze
HairShea Styles
Make-upOrnella Rose
EditorWowa
ColouristCaroline Morin
VFXButterscotch Post
Director's RepresentationFatima Ouklilane

Rob Ulitski - 18th Jan 2021

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