Mick Jenkins - Drowning

music video

directed by Nathan R. Smith

cinematography by Matt Mitchell


The design worked off of natural elements in our Miami swamp locations as well as period research into images of runaway slaves in the antebellum era. It was wonderful working with Oliver Sanchez of Swampspace on the fabrication of Mick's floating raft. We had a talented production, creative, & underwater team to carry out this powerful video. The built remnants of a dock, a corn husk voodoo doll & the addition of collected air plants & southern moss were important textures for our look.


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