Set within the backdrop of London, the video for Sad Day (taken from the album Magdalene by FKA twigs) explores the complexities of an enigmatic and addictive cycle of love and loss through the art of the Chinese martial art Wushu.
Directed by Hiro Murai and starring twigs alongside actor Teake, the video for Sad Day was conceived after twigs spent three years training in Wushu, under the guidance of Master Wu, the highest-ranking Wushu master in the West.
The resulting promo shows off her skills and occupies a space between narrative filmmaking and performance art.
Production Company: Doomsday Entertainment; Friend
Director: Hiro Murai
Starring: FKA twigs and Teake
DOP: Larkin Seiple
Producers: Jason Cole (Doomsday Entertainment), Danielle Hinde (Doomsday Entertainment), Brad Weston (Makeready), Anita Gou, Hiro Murai, Nate Matteson, Michael Stirton, FKA twigs, Nicole Powell (Friend)
Senior Staff Producer: Laney Camenga (Doomsday Entertainment)
Production Legal: Jonathan Bird (Doomsday Entertainment)
UK Executive Producers: Luke Tierney, Luke Jacobs (Friend)
UK Production Manager: Guy Fuhrer (Friend)
UK Production Coordinator: Poppy Shafto (Friend)
Editor: Luke Lynch, Parallax
Sound Design/Mix: Trevor Gates
Colourist: Ricky Gausis, MPC