What happens when two contrasting sounds collide?
The Face and Burberry present Crossed Paths: a film starring Morgan Simpson and Pa Salieu, that explores exactly that.
Directed by Duncan Loudon, the film sees Morgan Simpson, the energetic drummer of post-punk band, Black Midi, go head-to-head with Coventry’s fast-rising rapper, Pa Salieu, wearing Burberry’s new TB Summer Monogram collection.
Rooted by two contrasting themes, Burberry’s new TB Summer Monogram collection is symbolic of both the British brand’s heritage and its current state of modernity, and these two contrasting performances – by two contrasting characters – bring this sentiment to life with no holds barred.
Together, the sticksman and the rapper bounce off one another pin-balling between Simpson’s exhilarating percussion and Salieu’s African-influenced melodies and raw siren-laced city soundscapes before colliding them to create a brand new sound.
Explore our digital zine, in which Simpson and Salieu discuss their childhoods, and the influences that have shaped, inspired and informed their music to date.
Director/Editor: Duncan Loudon
Music Director: Davy Reed
Creative Strategist: Leo Robins
Exec Producer: Rosanna Gouldman at The Face
Exec Producer: Tash Tan at Somesuch
Producer: Tarquin Glass
Director Of Photography: Krzysztof Trojnar
Stylists: Danny Reed and Danielle Emerson
Colourist: Connor Coolbear @ Electric Theatre Collective
Post Production Producer: Oliver Whitworth
After Effects Artist: George Dyson
Sound Design: Joe Munday
Music Supervisor: Oliver Pearson @ OPM
Production Manager: Kishan Patel
1st Assistant Director: Steven Eniraiyetan
2nd Assistant Director: Sheena Patel
Runner: Sarah Awe
Focus Puller: Ryan Parkins
Clapper Loader: Ky Brasey
Key Grip: Jem Morton
DIT: Kristin Davis
Playback Operator: Nat Valente
Stills Assistant: Naphtali Cave
Sound Recordist: Stephen Hodge
Gaffer: Peter Bishop
Electricians: Matt Simmons, James Leech, Josh Wood, Tom La Motte
Production Designer: James Hamilton
Carpenters: Oliver Bailey, Paul Minderides
Model Maker/Dresser: Charmaine Dresser
Paramedic/Covid Officer: Andy Miller
A Film Produced by Somesuch