Discover Unsilenced, a unique collaboration between the French-American electro band Haute (who composed the music) and the English dancer...
Discover Unsilenced, a unique collaboration between the French-American electro band Haute (who composed the music) and the English dancer Billy Read(who wrote the lyrics and interpreted them in the music video).
All black and white, the video is visually striking, featuring Billy’sexpressive and emotional dance style as he moves with the suggestive instrumentaltunes to the backdrop of the Olympiades neighborhood in Paris.
The stunning video was directed by Alban Coret from Insurrection films, the powerhousebehind music videos for Drake, Alt-J and Travis Scott among others.
Now what if we would tell you that thisisn’t a music video for an instrumental song?
Billy is in fact deaf and isactually sign-singing the lyrics,that he wrote by using his sense of touch to feel the rhythm of themusic, said of the dance: “The hardest part of performing Unsilenced was thatmy hands were singing while my feet were listening for the beat.”
BETC Paris and non-profit La Parole aux Sourds (“A Microphone for theDeaf”) are behind the project, that continues on Unsilenced.fr,an interactive website that lets theviewer discover the lyrics to the song, and those who wish can make adonation to support the work of the organization and their work to build bridgesbetween the deaf and the hearing community.
Organization - LA PAROLE AUX SOURDS
Organization management- GABRIELLE PORTNOÏ, DEBORAH PORTNOÏ
Agency - BETC
Agency management - DAVID MARTIN ANGELUS, CHARLOTTE BALS
Chief creative officer - STÉPHANE XIBERRAS
Creative director - DAVID MARTIN ANGELUS
Art director - ERIKA REYES
Art director assistants - REMI LASCAULT, ALINE AFLALO
Copywriter - NICK BAKSHI
Copywriter assistant - KEVIN FINES
Traffic - KEMI ZINSOU
Music creative director - CHRISTOPHE CAURRET
Sound production - GREEN UNITED MUSIC
Music art director - ALEXANDRE MANY
Music producer - FLORINE PERRAULT
Original soundtrack - HAUTE
Production company - INSURRECTION
Producer - ARNO MORIA, THEO GALL
Director - ALBAN CORET
Editor - HUGO LEMANT
Post-production & VFX - MATHEMATIC
Producer VFX - GUILLAUME MARIEN
Post-producer VFX - JULIE LAGADEC
Dancer - BILLY READ
Choregrapher - ARIEL FUNG