On The Cusp, Longlist - Music Video

Berwyn - Trap Phone (Director's Cut)

Brock Neal Roberts

Agile Films

Trap Phone was shot all over Romford with Berwyn's friends and at places that hold a special significance for the artist. Exploring this idea of distant love, the concept shows the artist spending a lot of time making one-way calls, reaching out to someone who won't reciprocate the contact. In a haze of everyday moments spent with friends, the loss of this relationship becomes existential, questioning what love and life is from a human perspective. A rap break at the half-way mark adds a poignancy to the project, and the unbroken, almost one-minute long shot that complements this section is incredibly powerful. With a distinct visual style and otherwordly aesthetic - care of DoP Spike Morris - the video is a beautiful interpretation of the lyrics.

Brock is a young director, hailing from North London. His work portrays textured and dream like takes on reality, crafting videos with flair and imagination that are insatiably watchable. Taking notes from classical innovators such as Alan Clarke but combining these influences with modern day casting, cinematography and editing to fuse style and substance within his storytelling. Brock has collaborated with a wide range of artists, including Sam Fender, Arlo Parks, Berwyn, Jeshi and Eli Brown. Recent accolades include a Kinsale Shark Award for Best New Director, and UKMVA nominations for Best RnB Video and Best New Director.