This was filmed in November 2019 as part of a larger project; and with the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and increased awareness of racial inequality, both on a global scale, the crew and I debated on whether we should release this early.
A group of friends in a world where race, gender equality and opportunities for young people are hot topics, we represent a voice. We are a voice wanting to be heard; a voice that chooses to raise the red flag as a sign of action. We are not ignorant to the current affairs of the local and global communities and no matter how dire the situation may become, there is hope because we are prepared to keep speaking up about the things that matter most to us. We will celebrate the wins and learn from the losses. We will remember our past as we shape our future.
Thank you to everyone that contributed to this, including the many models.
Director: Anthony Akpovi @tonyrexx
Producer: Grace Dawson @gracie_dawson_
DOP: Ben Stewart @benstewartfilm
Stills Photography: Olivia Davy-Hoffman @oliviadavyhoffmanphotography
Key MUA: Rebekah Pryce @rebspryce
MUA: Javiera Guzman @javiera.guzmanr, Gabriella Rocha gabby_rocha11
Styling: Clarissa Davy-Hoffman @clarissadavyh_
Hair: Arabella Jemide @arabellajemide
Music Producer: Kwame Owusu-Nipah @kwameskingdom_
Audio Engineer: Nathan Gill @lordnathangill
Writer: Anthony Akpovi @tonyrexx