Rob Ulitski - 1st Oct 2021

Avesta Keshtmand directs a transcendent promo for Emma-Jean Thackray.

Inspired by the themes and aesthetics of sci-fi, psychedelia and B-movies, Thackray and Keshtmand tell the story of an outsider at a dinner party, full of mass-produced foods and judgemental side-glances. Lost in her own world, Emma-Jean is then transported to somewhere more natural, flowery and free.

Oozing a sense of carefree nostalgia, the video is mesmerising to look at, and celebrates the maximalist art and aesthetics of the time period it pays homage to. 

Avesta Keshtmand is a British-Afghan filmmaker living and working in London. Last year, Keshtmand was one of five unsigned British directors to win a place on Three Minutes, Crack Magazine’s incubator scheme funding five music videos by rising talents. The scheme is produced in association with our production company Ground Work and made possible by Burberry, Shure and BFI NETWORK.

PRO Credits


DirectorAvesta Keshtmand
ProducerScarlett Barclay
Production CompanyThree Minutes
Production CompanyGround Work
Executive ProducerDuncan Harrison
Executive ProducerAaron Z. Willson
Production AssistantAnna Butler
1st ADElicia Lotherington
Director of PhotographyAmelia Hazlerigg
Focus PullerMatt Farrant
2nd ACElisa Spigariol
SteadicamJustin Theodore
GafferJonny Boomer
Art DirectorSarah Asmail / Jimmy Van Twest
WardrobeSimone Beyene
HairMartina Derosa
Make-upMartina Derosa
EditorAmber Saunders
ColouristJames Slattery
Grading companyCompany 3
Post production companyGlassworks
VFXGlassworks Uk
LabelWarp Records
Other creditsSparks - Max Hodgkinson & Deimante Spainaityte Spark Trainee - Arthur Tucker 2nd AD - Rose Lucas Runner - Rachel Flemminger Hudson Art Dept Assistant - Harry Beedle, Krissy Densley, Louis Bhose Stylist Assistant - Naomi Phillips BTS Photographer - Jerry Dobson Lead 2D Artists - Nils Crompton, Alexis Da Camara, Hugo Rodríguez Rodríguez Title Design - Nils Crompton Rotoscoping - Leonardo Grassi MCR - Andy Kidd Chief Operating Officer - Chris Kiser Head Of Production - Belen Palos Producers - Jamie McCubbin & Athene Aristocleous Colour Producer - Cody Cardarelli Cast: Pristine Woman - Chloe Curry, Supermodel Woman - Joe Bates, Moustache Man - Kenny Lee, Flash Gordon Man - Nasir Ghaffer

Rob Ulitski - 1st Oct 2021

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