Mahalia 'I Wish I Missed My Ex' by Andrew Litten

Mahalia 'I Wish I Missed My Ex' by Andrew Litten
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West Midlands girl Mahalia decamps to Los Angeles for her latest video, teaming up with Andrew Litten (who's last outings was a smashing New Orleans-set video for Youngboy Never Broke Again) and giving a classic video trope a modern spin.

Just like Spike Jonze's video for The Pharcyde's Drop and  Jamie Thraves's for Coldplay's The Scientist we're in backwards-singing territory...

From the director

ANDREW LITTEN:

"The first time I heard IWIMME, I knew the track needed a big idea. I’ve always loved Spike Jonze’s video for Drop by the Pharcyde and decided to pay homage by creating a backwards music video with a contemporary spin.

"I hired a linguist from UCLA to teach Mahalia the song backwards which she surprisingly learned in two days. The DP, Dustin Lane, and I have always wanted to make something in our neighborhood, Highland Park. We chose family owned locations and hired a few extras while scouting the neighborhood.

"Mahalia’s reversed performance oozes spontaneity and confidence. I can’t thank her enough for joining us on the journey, as well as Atlantic Records for signing on to recreate this insane concept."

Credits

Director
Andrew Litten
Producer
Rebecca Stone
Production Company
Voyager Creative
Executive Producer
Andrew Hutcheson
1st AD
John Klymshyn
Director of Photography
Dustin Lane
Focus Puller
James Teninty
2nd AC
Kieth Hudson
Wardrobe
Sarah Toshiko-west
Hair
Kristine Urzua
Make-up
Nicola Hamilton
Editor
Chris Amos
Editing company
Final Cut
Colourist
Kaitlyn Barristelli
Grading company
Electric Theatre Collective
Commissioner
Nicola Sheppard
Label
Atlantic Records

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