David Knight - 8th Oct 2013

Welcome to the world of Terra - she's from London, six years old, and one hell of a breakdancer.

Terra's the star of Francis Wallis's splendid video for Kiwi jazz-funker Kody Nielson's Demons, the amazing sole performer in an otherwise deserted London Docklands. Marvellous. 

Francis Wallis: "It's funny how time can sometimes alter a perception of a moment or a memory. I say this because as I stop to think about the video we shot for Kody Nielson (a few months ago now) I realise that I'd almost forgotten about some of the challenges we faced in creating this film.

"Kody was keen to find a way to work with Terra, and what started out as a pipe dream somehow materialised, much to the credit and hard work of my producer Henry and all the strings he somehow pulled here in the UK through his production company Everything is Okay. Credit must also go to DOP Matt North who brought a powerful aesthetic to the promo with minimal resources.

"Putting this all together was the real challenge! The fact we only had seven hours to shoot a four minute video with a six-year-old lead simply trumped mere directorial concerns. Terra is a star, turn the camera on and let her do her thing and the film's almost made for you. I realise all too well how fortunate I was to direct such a bright little talent."

PRO Credits


DirectorFrancis Wallis
Production CompanyEverything Is Okay
ProducerHenry Lloyd Baker
ProducerNikolaj Belzer
Director of PhotographyMatt North
EditorChris Roebuck
EditorJosh Warren
1st ACChristian Swain
ColouristDoychin Margoevski
ChoreographerDean Atkinson
Lead actorTerra
Editing companyCut+Run
Editing companyOkay Studio
Other creditsDOUBLE: Myrelle Shaw CHAPERONE: Rebecca Pashley CAMERA TRAINEE: Kai-Ho Lau PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS: Ricky Keogh, Alicia Bailey, Amy Baker THANKS TO: Kelly Amundsen at Panalux and Sophie Keyte at Focus24

David Knight - 8th Oct 2013

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