Rob Ulitski - 12th Oct 2021

Nwaka Okparaeke directs an alluring live promo for Olivia Dean's Growth, where the artist performs her EP in its entirety. 

Backdropped by stunning custom-made sets, Dean is at home in the sunsoaked, nostalgic concept.

Incorporating natural elements with elevated structures and decor, each frame of the visual is entirely absorbing, and provides the perfect visual match to the sumptuous pop soundscapes - and the reference to the climactic scene of The Truman Show is wonderfully executed.

"Working with Olivia on this video felt like the perfect match. We both genuinely connected to the ever-changing journey of emotions within growing," says Okparaeke. 

"For Growth, I wanted to create a live performance video that looks delicate and beautiful but takes us on a rollercoaster of worlds, reflecting how the songs go back and forth from assured to sombre, vulnerable to optimistic." 

PRO Credits

Credits

DirectorNwaka Okparaeke
ProducerAmara Rossell
Production CompanyAgile Films
Executive ProducerPrecious Mahaga
Executive ProducerSana Khan
Production ManagerJosh Fashola
1st ADEno Enefiok
Director of PhotographyKia Fern Little
Focus PullerDan Deighton
2nd ACOllie Cipres
SteadicamBeau Pritchard James
GafferMatti Moka
Art DirectorSarah Asmail
WardrobeAmii Mclntosh
HairShamara Roper
Make-upBea Sweet
EditorKaz Ove
ColouristMegan Lee
Grading companyElectric Theatre Collective
VFXAsad
Director's RepresentationOB Management
CommissionerConnie Meade
Other credits2nd AD -Akon Deng 3rd AD - Teo Manhan Runner - Tahria Bourne-Wager DIT - Morgan Perry Sparks - Rob Gifford, Ben Hinton, Amarjeet Singh Prop Maker: Tasneem Elnayal Assistants: Tasneem Elnayal, Giorgio Lieuw-on, Mayleen Moralita, Construction: Plumred Scenic Painter: Annabel Lay Dancers - Shani Ross, Nicey Belgrave Styling Assistants - Chaniqwaa Brown, Donica Campbell

Rob Ulitski - 12th Oct 2021

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