Cat Velez - 9th Dec 2015

Ian Pons Jewell has outdone himself in his video for Irish rapper Rejjie Snow's Blakkst Skn, with a unique and captivating commentary on race set against a story of forbidden love. 

Like his video for NAO released a few weeks ago, Blakkst Skn is uncanny and more than slightly off-kilter scene which melds with the song lyrics and commands the viewer's interpretation. The video sees the rapper living in a sewer, accompanied by a homeless man and looked down at through a drainage opening by a red-haired woman who is at street level.

Then, we're jolted by a thought-provoking sequence, revealing that the woman is anything but ordinary, as she turns Rejjie into a extraordinary, gold-skinned man. 

PRO Credits


DirectorIan Pons Jewell
Production CompanyFRIEND
ProducerDobi Manolova
Director of PhotographyBen Fordesman
1st ADDan Gibling
Production ManagerMathias Moka
Production AssistantKais Dahoul
SteadicamDoug Walshe
Focus PullerBruno Travers
2nd ACJoe Douglas
DITAshley Hicks
GafferDaniel Goodall
SparkMathias Moka
SparkCamil Liberto
Production designerOllie Tiong
Art DirectorSimon Walker
StylistAmeena Kara Callender
Make-upAnna Thompson
EditorGaia Borretti
VFXMorgan Beringer
ColouristLuke Morrison
Grading companyThe Mill
Grade ProducerSamantha Letzler
Other creditsGirl: Lily Newmark Man: William Fontaine

Cat Velez - 9th Dec 2015

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