This piece is an experimental interpretation of music and an exploration of themes of manipulation, dominance, and obedience. I wanted to make something that would be both beautiful and disturbing, as well as something from my own mind. Thankfully the wonderful dancers I worked with didn't think I was entirely insane. Big thanks to Jackson, Katherine, and Nina for working on this with me, I think it's one of my best works to date. I've been wanting to make a piece to this song for so long now, as a big part of my cinematic experience is through music.
Written and directed by Kai Philavanh
Cinematography and color by Jackson Jost
Performance by Katherine Nehring and Nina Savio
Music - Human by Sevdaliza
Shot on a Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6k, 2K Prores XQ
Rotolight Anova Pro 2
Rokinon SP lenses.