Black Coffee – Wish You Were Here feat. Msaki by Giant Films

“Wish You Were Here” by South African DJ video is full of isolated people looking into empty space. In this video, you can see that during the clip’s dramatic peak, one character kneels on the pavement and other shouts at the sky. Before his outburst, the vocalist Msaki sings simply, “my dreams are of you.”

Black Coffee mastered a specific style of house — gentle but heavily syncopated, friendly to both dancers and wallflowers — on tracks like “Turn Me On” with Bucie. He later rocketed to international fame after being sampled by Drake for the More Life track “Get It Together.”

Director: Adriaan Louw
Production: The Swank Group
Lovers: Hungani Ndlovu and Lindiwe Dim
Friends: Nsako Mnisi, Le-Roy Sons, Zulu Mtsweni, Bongani Thwala
Producer: Allison Swank
Production Manager: Marlaine Tosoni
DOP: Deon van Zyl
Focus Puller: Ray Geldenhuys
Loader: Tobie Swanepoel
Camera Asst.: Akhona Hailele
Steadicam: Eddie Francis
Gaffer: Peter Modise
B-Boy Lights: Thabiso Mantsoe
Director’s Asst.: Xhosa
Production Assistants: Sazi Mbalekwa, Ketumile Malesa
Location Scout: Ian Davidson
Medic: Tegan Glenlloud
Security: Bad Boyz
Art Direction and Wardrobe: Unathi Mkonto
Wardrobe asst.: Mpumelelo Mdunge
Art Dept asst: Marshal Slutzkin
Makeup: Orli Meiri
Hair: Ntombomzi Lekgoro
Msaki’s Hair: Nikiwe Dlova
Editor: Paul Speirs
Colourist: Kyle Stroebel

Check out this Wish You Were Here feat. Msaki by Giant Films under the Low Budget, Special Categories at Ciclope Festival.

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