Wesley Joseph ft Jorja Smith 'Patience' by Wesley Joseph
British singer and producer Wesley Joseph self-directs the mesmerising video for his track Patience, with featured artist Jorja Smith as his co-star - in his first outing since signing to the directing roster at Stink Rising.
As with his excellent self-directed videos for Thrilla and Ultramarine, Joseph creates a visually striking world with a dreamlike quality, comprising of apparently disconnected scenes - teenagers united in grief, two young boys happy on their bikes, an outburst of violence, and so on - which gain meaning when taken as a whole.
Wesley and Jorja witness these hyperreal, humanist scenes as they drive through their hometown in a white vintage Mercedes. And while distracted by the visions they see, they are involved in a head-on collision.
In the aftermath of the wreck, both artists perform in the carnage of the accident, and then into a metaphorical 'heaven-like' space. The dramatic subnarratives that they saw earlier outside the car come to an emotive conclusion at the end.
Joseph performs from within an expanse of flowers as if he is visiting his own graveside, while Jorja Smith arrives as a presence in the video as the mortally injured victim, hurled away from the flaming car.
The video, shot over two days in Surrey, is redolent of Kendrick Lamar's videos, particularly the video for Element, and the work of David Lynch. It's the latest and most substantial work yet from the Birmingham-born musician, producer and filmmaker, who originally came to London in 2016 to study film, and then began making music, and is now proving to be successful in both fields.
Joseph now joins the Stink Rising roster, and will be globally represented by the new talent division of Stink Films, the production company with offices around the world.
“I’m really excited to be joining forces with the visionaries at Stink Films," he says. "This first collaboration with them was a game changer in terms of facilitation and pushing boundaries. I’m really appreciative to be in the company of like minded, eccentric creatives, and for having the opportunity to work on more progressive and ambitious projects together.”
Hannah Bellil, Global Head, Stink Rising & Music Video adds: “We’re so happy to have partnered with Wesley on his latest single and video for Patience. I’m delighted to welcome him into the fold and join the Rising family. Major talent and a really bright future ahead.”
|Production Company||Stink Films|
|Production Company||Stink Rising|
|Executive Producer||Hannah Bellil|
|Production Manager||Anna Peduzzi|
|1st AD||Tom Wynborne|
|Director of Photography||Pieter Snyman|
|1st AC||Josh Tue|
|2nd AC||Patrycja Cygan|
|Art Director||Sarah Asmail|
|Make-up (Artist)||Carol Lopez Reid|
|Make-up (Cast)||Luz Giraldo|
|Casting director||Holly Shearn|
|Casting director||Hannah Ashby Ward|
|Post production company||Nice Biscuits|
|Grading company||The Mill|
|Other credits||Production Assistant: Savanna Small Production Runner: Tom Bergmann Location Manager: Mark Rolfe Location Fixer: Robin Scarry 2nd AD: Niomi Collins Runner: James Williams Runner: Lola Ewumi Sparks: Sam Crook, James Owens Art Dept Assistant: Giorgio Lieuwon, Mayleen Faye Moralita Fire SFX: James Baxter Styling Assistant: Reef Aaron Picknell Minibus Driver: David Clarke Splitter Drivers: Phillip Spokes, Heath Derrig Low Loader Driver: Jamie Robinson Action Vehicle: Jensen Cannon BTS Photographer: Nathaniel Joseph, Mickey Q Artist Manager (Transgressive): Mike Harounoff Artist Manager (FAMM): Erin Corrain Cast: Remirez Mais, Desmond Cole, Rita Asante, Otis Wongsam, Kaliel Russel, Dominic Maje, Kelvin Ayivor, Shari, Nessa, Corinne Bougaard, Matthew Moore Special thanks to: Nadia & George Rumsey at Panavision, Cine Lighting, Colour Sound Experiment, Miloš & Alex at The Cock Inn and the wonderful Robin Scarry|
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