Luke Bather - 14th Oct 2016

Simon Cahn explores the duality of success in this harrowing, nightmarish video for Danny Brown.

Predominantly featuring Brown suspended from chains in a car park, or being dragged along the floor, the visuals here are simple yet striking. Intercut with archival footage of Reagan and Bush Sr. plus Danny Brown himself on a political rostrum, and mixing newer digital and older VHS formats for an intense gut-punch clip.

“Pneumonia feels like a surreal nosebleed torture of a track – in all the best ways," says Cahn. "I tried to get the same emotions in the video. Big up to Danny for hanging upside down in the air all night.”

PRO Credits


DirectorSimon Cahn
Executive ProducerSarah Park
Executive ProducerSarah Boardman
ProducerAviv Russ
Production CompanyPulse Films
CommissionerRik Green
Director of PhotographyTrevor Wineman
EditorMarie Charlotte Moreau
1st ADBrandeaux Tourville
1st ACPhil Newman
2nd ACSarah Beagle
GafferMohamed Alaali
Hair & Make-upKevianno Guerrero
StylistLauren Knudsen
ColouristEmiliano Serantoni
LabelWarp Records
Other creditsMo-Sys Remote Head Tech: Chris Bangma BB ELECTRIC: David Roth KEY GRIP: Nick Bodkin BB GRIP: Josh Haycraft BALLON TECH: Sean Meyers PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Spencer Graves STUNT COORDINATOR: Joshua Tessier KEY RIGGER: Joe Perez STUNT ASST: Eric Perrodin PA: Ryan Jansen Art/Production: Jesus Garcia SOUND MIX: Benzene Music VFX: Cinammon

Luke Bather - 14th Oct 2016

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