Music Videos Competition presented by IMDbPro
Michael Kiwanuka - 'Beautiful Life'
"Smuggler" director Phillip Youmans’ newest music video 'Beautiful Life’ for Michael Kiwanuka sets a game of Russian roulette as the backdrop of Kiwanuka’s emotive track. Exploring the phenomenon of DMT, Youmans interweaves the perspectives of four teenagers, each experiencing their life flash before their eyes before pulling the trigger. Through striking storytelling carried by authentic performances from the nuanced and diverse cast, Phillip Youmans entwines his craft and the powerful single from Kiwanuka into a matter of life and death celebrating the real strength in the human spirit.
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Brian Carmody, Patrick Milling Smith, Elizabeth Doonan
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1st AC: Pancho Ortiz, 2nd AC: Casey Van der Touw, Casting Director: April Rivera, Production Designer: Liz Toonkel , VFX: Dara Hamidi, Prop Master: Mason Reynolds