Sia 'Free Me' by Blake Martin

Sia 'Free Me' by Blake Martin
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Featuring Zoe Saldana, narrated by Julianne Moore, and directed by Blake Martin, Sia's new video is also another notable collaboration between the artist and choreographer-extraordinaire Ryan Heffington, who transforms a drama of a pregnant woman (Saldana) who discovers she's HIV positive, into a physical metaphor of the struggle she now has to confront.

The dancers in the piece represent the battle that is going on in the woman's body, and Heffington's regular muse Denna Thomsen plays Medicine, the lead figure in a fight against the disease. But Saldana herself also acquits herself as a dancer in the piece which was made to to help the search to end HIV and AIDS.  

All proceeds from the track support endhiv.com and its mission to find a cure of the disease that is the No.1 killer of women of reproductive age.

Credits

Director
Blake Martin
Producer
Kimberly Stuckwisch
Producer
Ian Blair
Choreographer
Ryan Heffington
Cast
Zoe Saldana
Dancer
Denna Thomsen
Production Company
Diktator
Executive Produced By
Zachary Barnett & Ian Blair
Production Company
Diktator
Director of Photography
Marshall Rose
Production Designer
Javier Ameijeiras
Art Director
Josh Strickland
Production Supervisor
Madia Hill Scott
Assistant Production Supervisor
Kelli Kay
1st AD
Chad Nicholson
2nd AD
Bruno Michaels
Steadicam
Ari Robbins
Cast
Medicine
Denna Thomsen
T-Cells
Tara Brooks, Austin Westbank, Ayesha Orange
HIV
Raymond Ejiofor, Ryan Spencer, Tess Hewlett
Doctor
Cheri Tamilyn Adams
Baby
Orion Slaughter
1st AC
Ezra Riley
2nd AC
Andrew Parrotte
DIT
Mark Zalewski
Gaffer
Mark Ramsey
BB Electric
Andrew Clark
3rd Electric
William Groshon
4th Electric
Sean Sherrod
Key Grip
Julien Janigo
BB Grip
Mike Prim
3rd Grip
Darrin Stuckwisch
4th Grip
Rowan Byers
Set Dresser
Derrick La Vigne
Set Dresser
David Méndez
Wardrobe Stylist (Zoe)
Petra Flannery
Hair Stylist (Zoe)
Mara Roszak
Dancer Wardrobe Stylist
Elisabetta Polito
Makeup Artist
Ashley Rudder
Hair Stylist (Dancers)
Yumi Kotani & Rolando Aqui
Colorist
Greg Reese The Mill
Editor
Blake Martin
Set Medic
Matt McManus
Producer's Assistant
Alexi Gonzalez
Production Assistants
Joseph Tan, Vanda Lee, Christophe Fournet, Christian Gianni Guidi, Damian Sylvester
Location
Santa Clarita studios with donated stage and equipment from Mike DeLorenzo

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