Rob Ulitski - 14th June 2021

Francis Wallis teams up with long term collaborators The Bloom Twins, in his ethereal, fashion-inspired visual for High On Beat. 

The enigmatic promo is a dark, sultry vision, complete with futuristic styling and hypnotic performances. 

The slick, avant-garde concept exists in a world of neon striplights and mirrored surfaces, halfway between an alien spaceship and clandestine science lab - and we follow the duo into this world of magic and mystique with no questions asked.

FRANCIS WALLIS:

I wanted to bring something more ethereal and trippy to our visuals. 

"Anna and Sonia (aka The Bloom Twins) are always unflinching in bringing their unique style and energy to screen. This video always felt like it should be performance-led, but I also knew I wanted to caveat this with a free reign to bring something more ethereal and trippy to our visuals.

"We actually shot this video a year ago during lockdown 1.0, so this was also a little bit of a rude awakening about the realities of what shooting under Covid restrictions truly meant. We pulled this video off with a skeleton crew with a capital S, but in some ways that’s exactly what was needed for a shoot like this.”

PRO Credits

Credits

DirectorFrancis Wallis
ProducerSophie Brooks
Production CompanyFAMILIA
Executive ProducerRyan Morgan
Production ManagerBeatrice Giustini
Director of PhotographyAhmet Husseyin
Focus PullerSam Harding
StylistJenny Meister
HairAndy Smith
Make-upKatie Coward
EditorGary Bowyer
ColouristThomas Mangham
Grading companyThe Mill
VFXLester Brown
Director's RepresentationOB Management
Other creditsStyling Supplied By: Gilles Asquin Hair assistant: Suzie Iha Kimono specialist: Mamiko Sato Kimono By Kimono Kyoto London Cast: Jay Cobain, Louie Akinwale

Rob Ulitski - 14th June 2021

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