Directed by Laura Scrivano :: Concept by Laura Scrivano + Zindzi Okenyo
Zindzi Okenyo and Laura Scrivano have been friends since 2008, when they spent eight hours straight at a theatre show where the entirety of The Great Gatsby was read. They went on to work together at Sydney Theatre Company and discovered a mutual love of film, coffee, contemporary art & bicycles.
As OKENYO began to develop, Laura took a sidestep from theatremaking into film directing, winning the European Union Film Award late last year. At the beginning of 2013 Zindzi asked Laura to direct the music video for her first single BROKEN CHEST.
Loosely based on the Orpheus and the Underworld myth, the BROKEN CHEST music clip skims the surface of two worlds, plunges between worlds, awakens the mystical and evokes the mythical.
BROKEN CHEST is the journey of a single figure, a woman, through the underworld and out the other side, emerging strong, powerful and reborn - a new Amazon.
Broken Chest features Zindzi Okenyo, Lizzie Schebesta, Ben Gerrard & Gideon Mzembe
Cinematographer Ross Giardina
Editor Anil Griffin
Production Designer Bethany Ryan
Art Director Sherree Phillips
VFX Daniel Harkness
Colourist Yoomin Lee
Producer Kate Vinen
Graded at The Gingerbread Man
Zindzi Okenyo :: Lead Vocals and Maschine Mikro
Christian Hemara:: Guitar/BV
Daniel O'Leary :: Bass/BV
Andrew Bruce :: Keys/Jupiter Eight
Moses MacRae :: Acoustic Drums/Jupiter Eight
Produced by Zindzi Okenyo & Daniel O'Leary
Mastered by Studios 301