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5 December 2019

What You Gunna Do

by Syd Briscoe

Empara Mi: “What You Gunna Do” - 3 mins 42s

Death and rebirth lurk in the shadows of this dramatic music promo for Empara Mi's latest single. The Guernsey-born singer - real name Chloe Curran - awakes in a nightmarish, red-lit basement, chained and stalked by a flaming figure as a mysterious black substance begins to consume her from the inside out.

Director Filmawi has created a satisfyingly surreal space here, mixing violence with fantastical aesthetics which drag the viewer visually through the emotional muck the accompanying song rakes out.

Haunting and disorienting, there's a feeling of palpable relief when a hand rises up to catch the singer as she falls endlessly through empty darkness. This is an abstract, impressive piece of work which is sure to have viewers coming back for a second watch or two.

Film Production: COMPULSORY Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Filmawi Ⓦ
Producer: Joseph J Goldman
Executive Producer: Kiran Mandla
Cinematographer: Joel Honeywell Ⓦ (WPA Ⓟ Ⓦ)
Art Department: Ash K Halliburton
Colourist: Alex Gregory @ The Mill Ⓟ Ⓦ

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