J Hus 'Spirit' by Hugo Jenkins

J Hus 'Spirit' by Hugo Jenkins
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J Hus, Mercury Prize-nominated for his album Common Sense, explores his time spent in prison in 2015 on the song Spirit. "I wanted a song that could really resonate with people in that situation...I made this one to try to keep everyone’s head up. It’s a purely positive message,” he has said. The video follows that mood with a vibrant portrait of life in Jamestown Accra, in Ghana, captured by Hugo Jenkins.

Hugo captures the towns’ energy from the streets, markets and shanty towns, to the boxing gym and speedway circuit, and gathers some arresting visuals of the community at work and play, working in J Hus's performance too.

“I wanted to capture this spirit but also keep the essence of who J Hus is," he says. "Capturing Hus on a miniature journey through Accra, meeting people and ending on an intimate show to me felt like the most authentic approach.”
 

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Director
Hugo Jenkins
Producer
Stephanie Paeplow
Production Company
Black Dog Films
Executive Producer
Martin Roker
Director of Photography
Aaron Reid
Editor
Jack Singer
Editing company
Cut+Run
Colourist
Tim Smith
Grading company
Electric Theatre Collective
Label
Black Butter
Commissioner
Nathan James Tettey
Head Of Black Dog
Martin Roker
Fixer (Ghana)
Khen Johnson
Production Manager (Ghana)
Tash Morgan-Etty
Location Assistant (Ghana)
Eric Attoh Quaye
Runner (Ghana)
Joseph Oman Addo, Gabriel Narh Addo

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