Jax0n 'Words' by Mr. Mr.
A girl struggles with crippling anxiety at a social gathering - which manifests itself in a number of surreal but wholly identifiable ways, in the video for new artist Jax0n.
The song Words, his debut single, was inspired by a friend's mental health issues that were spawned by his struggle with sexual identity, but most importantly, how the power of words helped him overcome this. In the accompanying narrative, Mr Yankey & Jack Ker - aka Mr. Mr. - present an emotive and surreal vision of social anxiety and depression.
The film focuses around a girl called Imogen, played by Lilli Mathod, and the personal challenges she faces within a houseparty, as her social anxiety throws her into the bleak and surreal world of her psyche. It's an extreme version of the social awkwardness felt by many of us - and as it turns out, a few words and gestures from others can change everything...
“In a nutshell, the film is all about social anxiety, mental health and how we can be transported into a dark place by the smallest trigger at any time; we all get lost in our own psyche sometimes. In these visuals, we dramatize this concept and play with the dynamics of that. A lot of the time, these things are just in our heads, they aren’t real; sometimes it’s as simple as reaching out and talking to each other to gain a better perspective."
|Production Company||Raygun London|
|Executive Producer||Robbie Kilgour|
|Production Manager||Reece Gibbins|
|1st AD||Chris Riley|
|Director of Photography||Will Hadley|
|Focus Puller||Mike Hannides|
|2nd AC||Lydia Stott|
|Art Director||Charlotte King|
|Hair & Make-up||Charlotte Kraftmen|
|Hair & Make-up Assistant||Elvis Schmoulianoff|
|Post Producer||Kati Hall|
|2nd AD||Oliver Walters|
|Movi Operator||Joe Harvey|
|Lead actor||Lilli Mathod|
|Other credits||Electrician: Blake Harrison Art Dept Assist: Natalie Pryce Costume Assist: Nancy Kane Runners: Nana Quartey, Dominic Cooper & Zac Torrance Cast: Bella Kuffour, Charlie Jobe, Lewis Djbb, Kiera Bell|
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