Rob Ulitski - 4th Nov 2021

Margot Bowman directs a stunning performance promo for Charlotte Dos Santos.

The enchanting music video for Patience features Dos Santos surrounded by Sakura blossoms, evoking a love story which is imbued with themes of self-love and care.

In this set-up, she is an exhibit in a museum that has come to life. And she also plays a visitor, inspired by the woman and the cherry tree artwork, to add to the performance.

Like Bowman's previous video for Dos Santos, the steamy Away From You, this is a beautifully crafted video. It's enhanced by the rich, textural colour palette and mesmerising styling, and the singer's dual performance is gentle and assured in equal measure.


We wanted to create an environment where a new kind of history could be recorded.

“This is a song about how love and time interact, which raised all sorts of questions about how our understanding of history impacts our identity and self-worth.

"For the video, we wanted to challenge the institution of the museum and create an environment where a new kind of history could be recorded, where Charlotte's own, unique experience could be archived.

"I love collaborating with her and the richness of the world we get to create.”

PRO Credits


DirectorMargot Bowman
ProducerChris Murdoch
Production CompanyPrettybird
Executive ProducerJuliette Larthe
1st ADAlasdair Copland
Director of PhotographyAaron Reid
Focus PullerMo Akyildiz
2nd ACJack Lightfoot (camera dept)
GafferRamzey Sabbagh
Production designerLouis Simonon
StylistLeah Abbott
HairKarla Q Leon
Make-upAna Takahashi
EditorAnne Perri
Editing companyWork Editorial
ColouristJason Wallis
Grading companyElectric Theatre Collective
CommissionerEd Pearson
LabelBecause Music
PublicityLee Sharrock
Other creditsSpark: Bert Hurtado Runners: Lucia Ritucci, Sharifa Nakawooya Stylist's Assistant: Lily Mcmurray Hair Assistant: Sade-Amour Mirabal Art Assistants: Tomomi Kishimoto-Eley, Eddie Amos Edit Producer: Lola Cookman Management: Chris Butler At Be The Music Lighting Supplied By: Glo Lighting Location: Studio Spaces, London

Rob Ulitski - 4th Nov 2021

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