Rob Ulitski - 27th Aug 2021

Hector Dockrill directs an imposing promo for Tendai's Not Around. 

The video opens on a city rooftop at night, as the skyline unravels behind the artist, and a palpable sense of danger lingers in the air. 

Cutting inside an apartment block, we see Tendai perform the track in a series of gritty vignettes, all shot in high contrast black and white. 

The final third of the visual - that was filmed on location in Kiev - is an impressive feat. As the artist steps out onto a balcony, the camera backs away to hang suspended in mid-air above him. Then it pans back across to the skyline, revealing a post-apocalyptic scene which signals the end of humanity. 

PRO Credits


DirectorHector Dockrill
ProducerBruno Loureiro
ProducerDasha Deriagina
Production CompanyPulse Films
Executive ProducerNnena Nwakodo
Production ManagerDenis Kumeiko
1st ADKristina Ilyina
Director of PhotographyIlya Maksimenko
Focus PullerSerge Panteleev
GafferMax Ruban
StylistMargarita Shekel
Make-upKaterina Makimova
EditorRich Woolway
ColouristJason Wallis
Grading companyElectric Theatre Collective
Post ProducerKirsty Oldfield
VFXMartin Kolejak
Director's RepresentationHands London
CommissionerNicola Sheppard
Label0207 Def Jam
Other creditsArt Department Assistant: Anton SFX: Vadim Lysak Tornado Location Manager: Victor Shava Wardrobe Assistants: Anna Krivoshapko, Andrew Bib Sound: Andrew Vaskovskiy PA: Alex Vashkolup Chaperone: Varya Mudrak Catering: Miguel Slusarenko Head Of Transport: Sergey Lisovsky

Rob Ulitski - 27th Aug 2021

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