Rob Ulitski - 7th May 2021

Samy Mosher's second video for singer-songwriter Emmit Fenn, following the poignant Far From Here, explores the world of actor Brooks Ginnan, who has the genetic disorder Ectodermal Dysplasia. 

An abandoned convent provides the setting for the video for Edge Of The Dark, opening with Ginnan sitting on a bed, staring into a handheld mirror, explaining their experience with this disorder and the resulting body issues that have stemmed from the condition. 

Stalking the halls and laying still among plants and empty spaces, we see Ginnan embrace the light and the magical quality of their own beauty, and transcend the limits of society - and indeed, the physical world. 

Ending with hopeful statements of love and self-belief, the video leaves a lasting impression. An excellent complimentary visual to Fenn's emotional track.

SAMY MOSHER:

Since youth [Brooks] equated beauty to nearly everything they were not...

"The second in a duet of videos released alongside Emmit Fenn's debut album, Edge of the Dark is an intimate character study centered around the themes of identity and depression.

"The film follows a lead protagonist, Brooks Ginnan, whom has a genetic disorder called Ectodermal Dysplasia that affects their skin, hair and teeth. Using Brooks' real story as inspiration, the story is set in an empty convent where Brooks struggles with depression caused by their appearance.

"Since youth they equated beauty to nearly everything they were not. The film explores these themes by juxtaposing dark against light."

Credits

DirectorSamy Mosher
ProducerJeffrey Schroeder
Production CompanyStadium
Director of PhotographyMichael Stine
Focus PullerCarey Hu
WardrobeTara Nichols
EditorPaul Sabater
VFXEthan Chancer
Lead actorBrooks Ginnan

Rob Ulitski - 7th May 2021

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