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Little Mix Have a Dance Battle Against Their Gender-Swapped Selves in Latest Music Video

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'Confetti' directed by Believe Media's Samuel Douek sees the Brit award-winning group as a three for the first time

Little Mix Have a Dance Battle Against Their Gender-Swapped Selves in Latest Music Video

This week we saw Little Mix make history. They are the first girl band ever to win the best group category at the brits.

So it came as little surprise that the girls jumped at the chance to be transformed in to their male alter-egos, Pez, Lenny and J-Dog and perform in a dance battle against themselves.

The music video for the title track from Little Mix’s latest album 'Confetti' was released, featuring a new verse from US rapper Saweetie. This is the band’s first release as a three since the departure of Jesy Nelson.

In the words of director Samuel Douek, the film is “A love letter to London nightlife”. The project was very personal to him, casting dancers and party starters from his personal circle who he met on nights out and features icons from the latest Drag Race UK series – Bimini, Tayce and A’Whora. The feature has been described as, “Undoubtedly the most iconic crossover of all time”.

If you thought the three guys on the opposite side of the dance floor looked familiar, it’s because they are. The six-minute long film features Perrie, Jade and Leigh-Anne with fake beards, neck tattoos and contoured jaw lines created by feature film prosthetics artist Alexa Riva Ravina. 

When Samuel presented the idea of Little Mix in a dance battle against themselves they jumped at the chance having always wanted to do a gender swap. Samuel collaborated closely with the girls, their stylists Zack & Jamie the prosthetics make up artist to develop the characters. Leigh-Anne said, “It was probably the funniest day of my life. It was hilarious. It’s the best video we’ve ever done.”

Little Mix have been known to champion the drag and LGBTQ+ community in their videos in the past. Jade has appeared as a judge on series one of Drag Race UK in 2019, with the bottom two queens lip syncing to Little Mix anthem, Power. Jade also has a podcast Series with Bimini Bon Boulash.

From a production point of view we were thrilled, the girls and their team were a dream to work with. It's the first film they have ever created that had no edit changes which is testament to the collaborative nature of the project. 

Samuel Douek is a queer director, entrepreneur and community activist represented by CAMP / Alexa Haywood @ Free Agent.

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Director - Samuel Douek
Executive Producer - Francesca Woods
Producer - Joseph J Goldman
DOP - Stefan Yap
Directors Agent - Alexa Haywood
Choreographer - King Oholi
Choreographer - Thanh Jason Nguyen
Edit - Samuel Marr
Colourist - Johnny Thorpe
Production company - Believe Media
Label - RCA Sony Music
Management - Modest Management
Commissioner - Kat Cattaneo
Head of Marketing - Simon Forbes
LM Manager - Georgie Gibbon
LM Manager - Samantha Cox
LM Manager - Harry Magee
LM Manager - Harry Griffiths
Prosthetics Artist - Alexa Riva Ravina
Stylist - Zack Tate
Stylist - Jamie McFarland
Cast Stylist - Natalie Roar
Production Manager - Hugo Holford
Prod. Coordinator - George Thompson
1st AD - Chris Malin
2nd AD - Jess Horne
3rd AD - Sam Fullerton
Focus Puller - Marcus Albertson
Loader - Josh Tilley
Trainee - Iona Greaves
Steadicam Op - Beau Pritchard
Sound recordist/audio playback - Peter Prada
Video Playback - Nat Valente -
Gaffer - Steve Cameron
Desk Op - Robert Price @robert.price.lighting.design
Spark - Johnjoe Besagni
Spark - Amarjeet Singh
Spark - Krunel Saadranik
Spark - Laurent Arnaud
MUA - Cassie Lomas
MUA - Mona Leanne
MUA - Hila Karmand
Make Up Assistant - Thembi Mkandla
Make Up Assistant - Cassandra Scalia
Cast HMU - Claire Cambel
Cast HMU - Kiri Mellalieu
Junior HMU - Alexandra Knights
Nail Tech - Pria
Hair Stylist - Aaron Carlo
Hair Assistant - Alan Kitrell
Styling assistant - Thomas Wulbern
Seamstress - Sue Haines
Cast Stylist assistant - Tallulah Fry
Cast Stylist Assistant - Emmanuoela Megkistou
Art Director - Oliver Hogan
Art Assistant - Emily Roberts
Art Assistant - James Soldan
Prosthetics assistant - Agnieszka Kukulka
Prosthetics Treainee - Holly Ellis
BTS - Callum Mills
Security - Warren Jones
Security - John Colbert
Runner - Rosie Hill
Runner - Saskia O’keffe
AD Runner - Zoe Gunn
AD Runner - Jonny Powell
Post House - Glassworks @glasshousevfx
Colour Assistant - Daniela Rotaru
Producer - Athene Aristocleous
Head of Production - Tasha Laranjo
VFX - B.art
VFX - Phil Wood
Titling - Marco Andrea Cacioni
Post Sound - Seb Bruen
LA UNIT - Saweetie
Artist - Saweetie
Exec Producer LA - Alfredo De Villa
Producer - Edward Ellison
LA Director - Mattias Russo-Larsson
DOP - Sarah Philips
AC - Nick Batch
PA - Ty Metcalfe
Site rep - Dayris Martinez
MUA - Deanna Paley
HMU - Wakene Carter
Stylist - Wilford Sanchez
Style Assistant - Kyle Hayse
Special Thanks to our queens
Bimini
Tayce
Awhora
Dancers
Cece Nama
Emma Ruffett
Che Jones
Kikz Katika
Remi Black
Samuel Mena Garcia
Will West
Joel Palmer
Theo Maddix
Ed Munroe
Eve Stainton
Sakeema Crook
Cast
Max Kaspar
Umberto Borraccia
Tanaka Fuego
Miss Akuac
Ally Xpress
Ranny Cooper
Webster
Alejandra Munoz
Jason Kwan

Genres: Music performance, Music & Sound Design, Comedy, Visual VFX, People, Storytelling, Drama

Categories: Music video, Short Films and Music Videos

Believe Media UK, Thu, 13 May 2021 15:33:00 GMT