Rob Ulitski - 16th Sept 2021

ZMARAKS explores the notion of humans vs monsters in their anime-inspired promo for Misogi's Bunny, featuring Oklou. 

Shot in a hazy, dreamlike fashion, the concept spans zombie-style cannibalism, subdued performance and even makes space for a trippy 3D interlude. 

ZMARAKS is a British filmmaker and visual artist from Bradford who works between their home city and London.

Last year, ZMARAKS was one of five unsigned British directors to win a place on Three Minutes – Crack Magazine’s incubator scheme funding five music videos by rising talents. The scheme is produced in association with production company Ground Work and made possible by Burberry, Shure and BFI NETWORK.

For their Three Minutes project, they were able to expand their vision of caustic scenes and immersive narratives by connecting with two artists with a similarly hyperreal worldview. Meet London-based oddball pop producer MISOGI and French singer/composer Oklou. On their collaboration, Bunny, the pair find a common ground on a high-impact, tears-on-the-dancefloor banger. It’s the kind of song which makes anyone with a visual imagination run wild. And they did.

On the collaboration, MISOGI told Crack Magazine: “When I saw the treatment for the video I knew I had to go with it. Aliyah understood from the beginning that I wanted the juxtaposition of a creepy video and a cute song to be really prominent and they definitely delivered exactly what I wanted."

PRO Credits

Credits

DirectorZmaraks
ProducerMelissa Giles
ProducerOli Falcon
Production CompanyGround Work
Production CompanyThree Minutes
Executive ProducerAaron Z. Willson
1st ADYasmin Godo
Focus PullerDavid Scalenghe
2nd ACTanmoye Khan
GafferSimona Pranulyté
Art DirectorFinn Sullivan
WardrobeEllie Walker
Director of PhotographyKia Fern Little
2nd ADAsia Ahmed
Stylist (Artist)Ellie Walker
Make-up (Artist)Sophie Gouk
EditorZmaraks
EditorMaxim Young
Editing companyGorilla Editors
ColouristEmily Russul Saib
Grading companyCompany 3
Other creditsPolitician: Paul Hedley Girl: Asia Ahmed Ghoul: Jabari King Ghoul: Amine Bandak Ghoul: Hasznat Playback: Louis Bhose BTS Photographer: Henry R Art Assistant: Ciara Reddy Art Trainee: Morayo Ade-Onojobi Stylist Assistant: Molly Whiteley Make Up Assistant: Soap Dynestea Volumetric Capture: Good Measure Studio 3D & VFX: Oliver Ellmers Covid-19 Supervisor: Kushal Gupta Camera equipment: Arri Camera equipment: Promotionhire Lighting equipment: Green Kit Spark: Nathan Sutherland Spark: Lorene Desportes Location: The Archives @purposegroupuk Production Assistant: Anna Butler Runner: Michael Mroczek

Rob Ulitski - 16th Sept 2021

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