Ninet 'Child' by Nimrod Shapira

Ninet 'Child' by Nimrod Shapira
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Nimrod Shapira has directed a well shot, emotionally resonant video for Israeli indie rocker Ninet's song Child, reflecting the song's theme about the difficulties of letting go. Ninet's performance is near-silhouetted into an action sequence with a young man running through a forest, at first seemingly being chased. But when he follows and picks up a fast-moving rope, her perfers to stumble and be dragged by it than to release it.

Shot in upstate New York in autumn, the setting is gorgeous - accentuated by numerous overhead drone shots – and the action sequence featuring stuntman/actor Zachary Huber, nicely captured by DoP Eyal Bau Cohen.

From the director

NIMROD SHAPIRA: 

"In this music video I explored the obsession of a person, as he is trying with all his strength to stay attached to a perception, an emotion, a lover. The character in the music video does not grasp the way his inability to let go is hurting him. His pride blinds him and his fear of change is greater than the pain inflicted on him by his choices.

"He continues to chase a pipe dream of a thing that he will never achieve – and quite possibly never had."

Credits

Director
Nimrod ShapiraNimrod Shapira website
Producer
Sarah Charlie Benjamin
Director of Photography
Eyal Bau Cohen
Focus Puller
Ryan Nocella
2nd AC
Jackson Lewis
Make-up
Lauren Citera
Editor
Tomer Rabinowitz
Colourist
Michal Gordon
Colourist
Eyal Bau Cohen
VFX
Eyal Bau Cohen
Cast
Zachary Huber
Stunt Coordinator
Leo Gibbs
Producer Assistant
Danielle Afori
Production Assistants
Staffan Edenholm, Leah Bordenga, Emon Toufanian

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