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Artist Wesley Joseph Directs His Own Music Video Featuring Jorja Smith

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Stink Rising produces 'Patience' music video alongside its latest signing

Artist Wesley Joseph Directs His Own Music Video Featuring Jorja Smith

Stink Rising has produced ‘Patience’, the new music video for British artist - and the production house’s newly repped director - Wesley Joseph. The film also stars Wesley, alongside singer/songwriter Jorja Smith, and explores the emotional cycles of life and it’s delicate balance with nature.

Wesley Joseph is a Birmingham-born musician, producer and filmmaker based in London. Having always embraced a DIY mentality, Wesley moved to London in 2016 to study film and at the same time, he also started making beats on his laptop, converting his bedroom into a makeshift studio. Currently releasing music with Transgressive, his recent self-directed hits “Thrilla” and “Ultramarine” have received critical acclaim. Wesley joins the Stink Rising roster with the release of ‘Patience’, he will be globally represented by the leading independent production house.

Wesley Joseph, artist and Stink Rising director said: “I’m really excited to be joining forces with the visionaries at Stink Films. This first collaboration with them was a game changer in terms of facilitation and pushing boundaries. I’m really appreciative to be in the company of like minded, eccentric creatives, and for having the opportunity to work on more progressive and ambitious projects together.”

Kendrick Lamar's Element meets Khalil Joseph's Until the Quiet Comes with detached theatrical scenes that tie into an abstract and metaphorical space. Shot with an Alexa Mini over two days in Surrey; Wesley and Jorja ride through their hometown in a white vintage Mercedes. Throughout their drive they look out of the window, where they're shown a catalogue of hyper real, humanist scenes. Distracted by the visions they see, they're distracted and get into a car crash. In the aftermath of the wreck, both artists perform in the carnage of the accident and then into a metaphorical 'heaven like' space. The dramatic sub narratives that they saw earlier outside the car come to an emotive conclusion at the end. Focusing on the themes of life and death, love, pain, resilience, fight, hope, joy, sadness and awe; Patience captures real raw human emotion.

Hannah Bellili, global head, Stink Rising & Music Video said: “We’re so happy to have partnered with Wesley on his latest single and video for “Patience”. I’m delighted to welcome him into the fold and join the Rising family. Major talent and a really bright future ahead”

Wesley Joseph’s appointment to the Stink Rising’s roster is immediate.

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Artist Manager (Transgressive): Mike Harounoff

Artist Manager (FAMM): Erin Corrain

Director: Wesley Joseph

Executive Producer / Global Head of Stink Rising & Music Videos: Hannah Bellil

Producer: India Bradshaw

Production Manager: Anna Peduzzi

Production Assistant: Savanna Small

Production Runner: Tom Bergmann

Location Manager: Mark Rolfe

Location Fixer: Robin Scarry

1st AD: Tom Wynborne

2nd AD: Niomi Collins

Runner: James Williams

Runner: Lola Ewumi

DOP: Pieter Snyman

1st AC: Josh Tue

2nd AC: Patrycja Cygan

Steadicam: Tommy MacMahon

Gaffer: James Duffy

Spark: Sam Crook

Spark: James Owens

Art Director: Sarah Asmail

Art Dept Assistant: Giorgio Lieuwon

Art Dept Assistant: Mayleen Faye Moralita

Fire SFX: James Baxter

Artist & Cast Stylist: Zara Asmail

Styling Assistant: Reef Aaron Picknell

Hair Stylist: Zateesha Barbour

Artist MUA: Carol Lopez Reid

Cast MUA: Luz Giraldo

BTS Photographer: Nathaniel Joseph

BTS Photographer: Mickey Q

Casting: Holly Shearn & Hannah Ashby Ward

Cast: Remirez Mais, Desmond Cole, Rita Asante, Otis Wongsam, Kaliel Russel, Dominic Maje, Kelvin Ayivor, Shari, Nessa, Corinne Bougaard, Matthew Moore

Minibus Driver: David Clarke

Splitter Driver: Phillip Spokes

Splitter Driver: Heath Derrig

Low Loader Driver: Jamie Robinson

Action Vehicle: Jensen Cannon

Editor: Sam Allen, Stitch

VFX: Ben Gallagher, Nice Biscuits

Grade: James Bamford, The Mill

Special thanks to: Nadia & George Rumsey at Panavision, Cine Lighting, Colour Sound Experiment, Miloš & Alex at The Cock Inn and the wonderful Robin Scarry

Categories: Music video, Short Films and Music Videos

Stink Films, Thu, 17 Jun 2021 14:37:00 GMT