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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Credits

Director:

Phillip Youmans

Executive Producer:

Brian Carmody, Patrick Milling Smith, Elizabeth Doonan

Producer:

Manny Caston

Cinematographer:

Jeff Leeds Cohn

Editor:

Phillip Youmans

Production Designer:

Liz Toonkel

Sound Designer:

Stray Dogs

Music:

Michael Kiwanuka

Principal Cast:

Kawan Prather, Simone Slim Stevens, Lydia Li, Aaron Scarborough

Additional Credits:

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

Contact

Public Film Contact:

Quentin Street
Smuggler
awards.manager@smugglersite.com
646-465-9616

Publicity Contact:

Smuggler Publicity
sales.assistant@smugglersite.com
347-821-0400

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
Film & TV Badge
Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
Interactive Badge
Film & TV Festival Wristband
Year:

2022

Genre:

R&B

Screening in:

Music Videos Program

Screening Section:

Music Videos Competition

Screening Category:

Music Video

Runtime:

5 mins