If you’re looking for a cinematic overture of storytelling, painted against powerful melodies, then look no further because Casper Balslev’s “Hustler” for Josef Salvat is your video to watch.
Shot on location in Copenhagen, all of the sensual torture and passion are conveyed in expertly-crafted vignettes for the Australian singer, whose pared down cover of Rihanna’s “Diamonds” drew worldwide attention earlier in 2014. Now, paired with Casper Balslev (who has directed the likes of Seinabo Sey, Marina and the Diamonds, Mø, and more), emotion and ballad come together perfectly as our protagonist embarks on a journey through the night where he is seduced by an array of hustlers.
Casper creates a surreal, dreamlike narrative that will have you pondering the video’s thesis: “the world is shit without love.”
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Production Company: Black Dog / New Land
Director: Casper Balslev
Producer: Cathrine Bjorn
Line Producer: Nina Tipsmark
Executive Producer: Katie Dolan and Thor Brammer
Directors Representative: Martin Roker
DOP: Sebastian Wintero
Gaffer: Noah Lynnerup
Sound Design: Kevin Koch
Production Design: Nanna Rosenfeldt-Olsen
Stylist: Pernille Holm
Makeup: Mette Munch
Editor: Rasmus Gitz
Grade: Lasse Marcussen / Cameo