RUDIMENTAL & MAJOR LAZER ft. ANNE-MARIE & MR EAZI 'Let Me Live' by Chris Saunders

RUDIMENTAL & MAJOR LAZER ft. ANNE-MARIE & MR EAZI 'Let Me Live' by Chris Saunders
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With Rudimental and Major Lazer's anthemic collaboration Let Me Live about to take over our summer, South African photographer and director Chris Saunders provide the fantastic blockbuster video that the dancehall-inspired track deserves.

As the song is a global alliance of music artists in the UK (Rudimental and guest singer Anne-Marie) the US (Major Lazer) and Africa (Nigerian rapper Mr Eazi), Suanders has created a brilliantly vibrant video that pinballs between London and Johannesburg.

And in the South African section in particular, Saunders stages a remarkable show of colour, choreography and characer: some of the most talented dancers in South Africa provide a heart-surging display of music, dance, fashion and street culture, in an underpass of Jo'burg's M2 motorway. It's dazzling, and as lead performer, Anne-Marie doesn't disappoint either - she is completely wrapped up in the moment too. 

Saunders, who is based between Johannesburg and Paris, has spent years researching and documenting South African dance and performance culture. He has revealed that the choreography for the Let Me Live video was designed to showcase the dancers’ original work.

“These dancers are often asked to work within pre-existing choreographies and set pieces,” says Saunders. “This was an opportunity to collaborate with the highest-level African performers on original choreography in a more consultative and respectful way.”

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Director
Chris Saunders
Producer
Shabana Mansuri
Producer
Maurice Dingli
Producer
Allison Swank
Production Company
Believe MediaBelieve Media website
Executive Producer
Jannie McInnes
Executive Producer
James Coville
1st AD
Mark McPadden
Director of Photography
Alexandre Jamin
Steadicam
Josh Brooks
Art Director
David Hamilton
Editor
Paul O'Reilly
Editing company
Homespun
Colourist
Arthur Paux
VFX Company
Gloria FX
Director's Rep (UK)
Alexa Haywood at Free Agent UKAlexa Haywood at Free Agent UK website
Commissioner
Dan Curwin
Label
Asylum Records
Believe Head of Production
Vitaly Koshman
Rudimental Stylist
Bevan Agyemang, Laurie Hadleigh
M/U
Liz Taw
Major Lazer Stylist
Tati Cotlier
Anne-Marie Stylist
Phoebe- Lettice Thompson
M/U
Kim Neeta
Hair
Emma Osborne
Mr Eazi Stylist
Mariam Abass
South African Production
Ola Films
Executive Producer
Olivia Leitch
Art Director
Tamzyn Botha aka. Tamzyn Limb
Costume Design
Nao Serati & Tamzyn Botha
Steadicam
Jo Oosthuizen
Make-up
Orli Merli (Lampost)
Hair
Mimi Duma (Lampost)
SA Performers
Pantsula Dancers
Impilo Mapantsula
Pantsula Choreography
Thomas Motsapi & Kgotsofalang Mavundla from Impilo Mapantsula
Pantsula Dancers
Tshepo Mashego, Thomas Motsapi (Choreographer), Mjabulo Zaba, Doctor
GQOM Choreography
Welile Artchild Gumede
GQOM Dancers
Welile Artchild Gumede (Choreographer), Ayanda Mkhize, Boniwe Gaga, Ntokozo
Voguers
Lebo Otukile ( Fakamatah) Alonzo Strauss
Stunt Driver
Stacey Lee May

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