The Face and Burberry presents Crossed Paths: a film starring Morgan Simpson and Pa Salieu

Black Midi’s energetic drummer goes head-to-head with Coventry’s fast-rising rapper in Burberry’s new TB Summer Monogram collection.

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

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