Margot Bowman Directs Ethereal Music Video for Charlotte Dos Santos' 'Patience'
PRETTYBIRD director Margot Bowman shoots Charlotte Dos Santos in a stunning promo for ‘Patience’, a new track produced by Charlotte and Josh Crocker (Kali Uchis, Celeste, Mabel).
The enchanting music video features Dos Santos surrounded by Sakura blossoms, evoking a love story that lends itself to the tender lyricism floating weightlessly above an enchanting groove. Bowman’s mesmerising video is imbued with themes of self-love and care. The ‘Patience’ promo was exec-produced by Juliette Larthe and produced by Chris Murdoch at PRETTYBIRD.
Director Margot Bowman said: “This is a song about how love and time interact which raised all sorts of questions about how our understanding of history impacts our identity and self-worth. For the video, we wanted to challenge the institution of the museum and create an environment where a new kind of history could be recorded, where Charlotte's own, unique experience could be archived. I love collaborating with her and the richness of the world we get to create.”
Of the track, Charlotte Dos Santos says that it’s “a song about love, and the most important yet hardest act, patience. It is a love story that took place in Japan, amongst the beautiful Sakura blossoms, one full moon in April.”
Director Margot Bowman is a globally-minded filmmaker who creates new worlds of possibility and power. Raised in London, Bowman is currently based between London and New York. From transcendent music videos to culturally urgent films, Bowman’s work centers womxn and reveals the meaningful, undeniable truths that bring us closer to one another.
‘Patience’ follows the previous single ‘Away From You’, and are the first taste of new music from Charlotte since 2020’s critically acclaimed EP Harvest Time, which featured the breathtaking lead title track, playlisted at BBC 6Music, and the sonically stunning single ‘Helio’. ‘Patience’ is available to stream and buy via Because Music.
Charlotte Dos Santos is a fiercely independent producer, singer, composer and arranger who makes music free of any confines. Seamlessly confronting existential questions while exploring themes of identity, womanhood and human connection, her warm, emotive and jazz-inflected songwriting traverses through genres with ease - imbued with ethereal vocals at one moment and a driving drum pulse the next.
Charlotte Dos Santos: “Patience”
Director: Margot Bowman
DOP: Aaron Reid
Production Company: PRETTYBIRD UK
Exec Producer: Juliette Larthe
Producer: Chris Murdoch
1st AD: Alasdair Copland
Runner: Lucia Ritucci
Runner: Sharifa Nakawooya
1st AC: Mo Akyildiz
2nd AC: Jack Lightfoot
Gaffer: Ramzey Sabbagh
Spark: Bert Hurtado
Stylist: Leah Abbott
Stylist's Assistant: Lily Mcmurray
Hair Stylist: Karla Q Leon
Hair Assistant: Sade-Amour Mirabal
Makeup Artist: Ana Takahashi
Production Designer: Louis Simonon
Art Assistant: Tomomi Kishimoto-Eley
Art Assistant: Eddie Amos
Movement Director/Choreographer: Erica Da Silva
Photographic Assistant: Renate Ariadne
Editor: Anne Perri
Post Producer: Lola Cookman at Work Editorial
Colourist: Jason Wallis
Colour: Oliver Whitworth at ETC
Commissioner: Ed Pearson at Because Music
Management: Chris Butler at Be The Music
Camera supplied by: Fava Rental
Lighting Supplied by: Glo Lighting
Filmed at Studio Spaces, London
PRETTYBIRD UK PR: Lee Sharrock
Category: Music video , Short Films and Music Videos
Genre: Choreography , Music performance