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21 January 2020

Teenage Headache Dreams

by Syd Briscoe

Mura Masa: “Teenage Headache Dreams” - 4 mins 44s

A volatile relationship comes to a head in this poetic promo for Mura Masa's latest track 'Teenage Headache Dreams'. Directed by Marcus Söderlund, the film takes place on a desolated stretch of road - murkily lit and occupied only by forgotten trash and the couple themselves.

The choreography here is excellent, with Holly Blakey's characteristic touch ensuring that each jerky motion conveys the right amount of anguish. Movements are ripped from the couple's bodies, as they come together and break apart while lightning flashes in the background.

With a storm on the horizon to match the one playing out in the foreground, the promo ends with a shower of sparks and leaves the viewer with much to ponder. This is emotionally raw work which complements the ethereal track.

Commissioner: Richard Grewe
Film Production: Academy Films Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Marcus Söderlund Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Georgina Smith
Executive Producer: Medb Riordan
Cinematographer: Daniel Takacs
Stylist: Taff Williamson
Make-Up: Holly Miller
Choreography: Holly Blakey ♀
Post Production: Electric Theatre Collective Ⓟ Ⓦ
Colourist: Luke Morrison @ Electric Theatre Collective Ⓟ Ⓦ

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