Rob Ulitski - 18th Oct 2021

Dijian Eccles and Andre Reid weave a tale of love and loss on the skating rink, in this dynamic promo for Odeal. 

The hazy, dreamlike aesthetic is a perfect way to present the concept, which encompasses fresh narrative elements and authentic performance - plus some really cool skating tricks. 

"André and I wanted to keep the video on brief but ultimately make sure the vibe was relatable," Eccles explains. "The track was only two and a half minutes, so it was a challenge adding in a nice narrative element and some surrealism to the project. But I think we managed to accomplish that.

"The story is based on Odeal our lead, trying to impress a love interest of his. Throughout the video we see their relationship blossom and his skating tekkers improve over every encounter at the skating rink. However due to his own mistakes, his poor efforts lead him into losing his new flame to another skater who's just much better than him." 

PRO Credits


DirectorDijian Eccles
DirectorAndré Reid
ProducerDanni Ellenor
ProducerDanni Theodorou
Production CompanyDmnd Clr
Assistant ProducerJosh Fashola
Executive ProducerDijian Eccles
Executive ProducerAndré Reid
Director of PhotographyAhmet Husseyin
1st ACSam Harding
2nd ACZaine Zeini
SteadicamMatteo Zenini
GafferJoe Nkadi
1st ADTeoman Han
Art DirectorJoe Munro
Make-upCiara Deroiste
StylistElshy Nyagodzi
EditorNzimah Akpan
ColouristMegan Lee
Grading companyElectric Theatre Collective
Casting directorOla Christian at LEVILE
Lead actorRue-Ann Paisley
CommissionerNathan James Tettey
Other creditsCam Trainee: Tailor Jordin Sparks: Misha Penov, Ian Blackburn Directors’ Assistant: Ronita Awoonor-Gordon PA: Dante Roberts Runners: Callum McRae, Delilah Bootland Art Director Assistants: Sammy DaCosta, Callum Rob Stylist Assistant: Naomi Odia BTS & DIT: Carlos Nieto BTS Pictures: Jayden Nelson Editor: Nzimah Akpan Camera Kit: Emmyland Skaters: Lenisha Benjamin & Caitlyn Espenilla (Skate With Sis), Ramon Alimi, Jean-Peter Tra, Shiloh Brown, Rema Kahsay, Jasmine Josephs, Bolusefe Akande, Zhané Lawson-Johnson, Tyreis Holder, Chris Chuky, Kofi Adjorlolo Jnr, Rodrigo Borges, Jaden Minta-Brown, Brianna Neville, Uchenna Onyeji & Ezekiel Ajao

Rob Ulitski - 18th Oct 2021

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