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Jack White 'Connected by Love' Directed by Pasqual Guiterrez

Pasqual Guiterrez delicately weaves 3 emotionally charged vignettes existing in different places, all living in a time of uncertainty and mounting fear in Jack White's "Connected by Love". While these storylines never directly interact with one another, Pasqual shows each walk of life coming to grips with the unknown in different ways - poetic, tragic, intimate, full of redemption, and the ultimate acceptance of life’s greatest unknown.

Kim Jarrett
JAY-Z ft. Gloria Carter 'Smile' Directed by Miles Jay

Smuggler director Miles Jay presents a moving short film for JAY-Z’s latest “Smile”. Written by Miles, the video is a visually magnificent piece inspired by the emotional experiences of Gloria Carter, JAY-Z’s mother.

Set in Brooklyn in the 1970s, the video explores Gloria living in the shadows as she is forced to hide her homosexuality. We see her flourishing relationship with her female neighbour, which develops into a budding sexuality that can never be realised. Backgrounded by the social and economic pressures of the time, the two women sacrifice living their truths for the betterment of their children.

A young Shawn Carter witnesses the vulnerability in his mother for the first time and through her pain learns to smile through adversity. JAY-Z’s lyricism concludes with a poem written by Gloria in which she unveils her homosexuality for the first time, revealing the insight of her experience.

Smile is a special and personal film, rendered compassionately by Miles Jay and expertly photographed by Stuart Winecoff.

Kim Jarrett
Au/Ra 'Outsiders' Directed by Jo Roy

Ibiza-born and Antigua-raised singer Au/Ra drops her debut video "Outsiders," shot on Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver, BC and directed by a new talent to the Reprobates family. Filmmaker, dancer, and choreographer Jo Roy.

Kim Jarrett
Benjamin Booker 'Believe' Directed by James Lees

New Orleans-based artist Benjamin Booker has shared the music video for his song “Believe.” In the clip, directed by James Lees, Booker plays a soldier who undergoes military training. Lees said in a statement, “We wanted to create something inherently musical and entertaining whilst still being a meditation on the themes within the song. Being lost and directionless and the inherent human need to find a sense of belonging.” [Pitchfork]

Kim Jarrett
Bebe Rexha ft. Florida Georgia Line 'Meant To Be' Directed by Sophie Muller

Sophie Muller teams up with Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line on the new video for "Meant To Be." Shot in Nashville, the video reimagines Bebe's path to fame, depicting the Brooklyn-native as a hitchhiking waitress who stumbles across Florida Georgia Line performing in the back of a bar. Showing that - no matter what Bebe's background - she would have found her way to the stage. 

 

Kim Jarrett
Bonobo ft. Rhye - 'Break Apart' Directed by Spencer Creigh

What do you get when you take three diverse couples, lock them in a budget motel room for 24 hours and throw away the key? You get Bonobo's new music video directed by Spencer Creigh and what a mighty fine one it is. Spencer locked the three sets of lovers in the same room (but at different times) for 24 hours with no phone and let the results play out for itself. 

 

Kim Jarrett
7 UKMVA Nominations for Reprobates Directors!
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We're thrilled to be nominated for 7 UK Music Video Awards! Congratulations to all our directors for your well deserved nominations!

Best Dance Video - UK
Director - JJ Augustavo - SOULS - Bad Girl

Best Urban Video - UK
Director - Georgia Hudson - Loyle Carner - Isle of Arran

Best Pop Video - International
Director - Oren Lavie - Oren Lavie ft. Vanessa Paradis - Did You Really Say No

Best Rock/Indie Video - International
Director - Andrew Donoho - twenty one pilots - Heavydirtysoul

Best Choreography in a Video
Director - Georgia Hudson - P!nk - What About Us?

Best Colour Grade in a Video
Director - Tomás Whitmore - Hamilton The Musical Mixtape - Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)

Best Director
Georgia Hudson

Kim Jarrett
RY X 'Bad Love' Directed by Irrum

RY X returns with a beautiful and moving new video for 'Bad Love' directed by Irrum. Shot on location in Xilitla Mexico, Ry and Irrum constructed these gorgeous visuals that reflect the heartfelt nature of the lyrics and timbres of the music. Stunning painterly tableaus and set-ups all go hand in hand to create this poetic imagery.

Kim Jarrett