Rob Ulitski - 3rd Sept 2021

CLIQUA direct a breathtaking promo for The Weeknd's Take My Breath. 

Infused with dystopian aesthetics, the video sees the artist catch the gaze of his latex-garbed romantic interest (played by Shaina West) in a nightclub, who encourages him to breath an unknown substance from a futuristic gas mask, before taking him on the ride of his life. 

Paying homage to underground subcultures - and with a nod to films such as The Matrix and Blade - the video intertwines The Weeknd's love for engaging narrative with a slick, sensual style - and relentless strobing and fast editing - resulting in a video that is assaults the senses and, yes, takes your breath away.

PRO Credits

Credits

DirectorCliqua
ProducerRoisin Audrey Moloney
Production CompanySomesuch
Executive ProducerAlli Maxwell
Executive ProducerTim Nash
1st ADEv Salomon
Director of PhotographyXiaolong Liu
SteadicamChris Loh
Camera operatorDallas Sterling
GafferNick Durr
Key GripJason Hodges
Costume designerMatthew Henson
Costume designerChloe & Chenelle Delgadillo
ChoreographerNina McNeely
Lead actorShaina West
EditorNick Rondeau
Editing companyWork Editorial
VFXBuralqy + Roman Nekhoda
VFX CompanyMADNOTMAD
ColouristJacob Mckee
Grading companyForager
OnlineSunset Edit
Other creditsCasting - Jonny Problem Production Supervisor - Jon Lee Asst Production Supervisor - Pei-Lynn Juang Talent Coordinator - Luciana Baldovino Choreography assistant - Ayesha Orange Additional VFX - Foreign Xchange Sound Design - Christian Stropko

Rob Ulitski - 3rd Sept 2021

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