On The Cusp, Longlist - Music Video


Nathan James Tettey

Untold Studios

Just 8 weeks after the release of his number one album “We’re All Alone In This Together,” Dave and long time collaborator and Director, Nathan James Tettey came together once again to bring a warzone themed narrative for “Verdansk” to life. Shot over 2 days at Nu Boyana Studios in Sofia Bulgaria, the video sees Dave and his peers travel through a journey sparked by conflict. Scenes unfold between a recon room, the visually arresting breach and clear and finally, the extraction. The video includes explosives, military trained dogs and heavy duty weaponry, all captured on an Alexa LF and a phantom camera. “This was probably the most challenging video I’ve ever made, but also maybe the best one. I’m glad we decided to do it in Bulgaria as I think the location helped us bring the narrative to life in an interesting way. I loved working with Dave as always, it’s been great watching him turn into a man who’s also a bit of a visionary genius.” Nathan comments. Launching the video just before his headline show at Parklife Festival in Manchester, the project brought together a highly cinematic visual, complete with a strong and steady performance from Dave himself. Teamed with VFX from Untold Studios and sound design via Echolab, the visual becomes more than just a music video and enters the world of film whilst providing an exciting experience for gamers.

Nathan is a Director and Creative Director at Untold Studios. Nathan is inspired by films that make you sit up and pay attention. Throughout his career in both production and music, Nathan has been celebrated for his ability to listen, translate and create. He got into directing accidentally. The first video he Directed was ‘Question Time’ for UK rapper Dave. Nathan is a long-time collaborator with Dave and artists such as Ghetts, Headie One, Stormzy, Burna Boy and Fredo. He has an innate ability to understand what artists and audience want and bring it to life, while remaining collaborative and creative throughout, marking him as a visionary in the music video field.