David Knight - 17th July 2020

Rapper Keynes Woods tussles with his alter-ego, and the strange goings-on in a deserted factory, in Luke Tierney's impressive video for Tim Burt, from his EP Kongo Kane.

With Keynes Woods running through the corridors of this abandoned building, he takes a breather, and begins performing, before we notice a second, bare-chested Keynes - a more playful, manic version. The work becomes a series of stylish set-pieces in a weird game of cat and mouse, showcasing the rapper's assured presence in both his guises. And Tierney increasingly employs a simple yet highly effective visual device, where the original Keynes's movement trips the lighting of a room between red and blue.   

With fabulous cinematography by Joel Honeywell, the use of composition and colour make this a properly cinematic experience, steeped in the atmosphere of horror, but confidently veering into comedy and the surreal. A hell of a ride. 

PRO Credits


DirectorLuke Tierney
ProducerSuzan Mustafa
Production CompanyFRIEND
1st ADAli Copland
Director of PhotographyJoel Honeywell
Focus PullerBecky Lee
2nd ACJoshua Dadson
GafferHelio Ribeiro 
Art DirectorJade Rache
WardrobeTaff Williamson
WardrobeAmber Jaynem
Make-upBillie Mckenzie
EditorJo Lewandowska
Editing companyCut+Run
ColouristDaniel de Vue
Grading companya52
VFXSteve Hawkin
Lead actorMarlon Stewart

David Knight - 17th July 2020

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