Zenzile - Stay

Role: direction, editing, post-production.
Production: Yotanka
Brussels, Belgium, August 2012.

Stay is a music video that I had the pleasure of directing for the renowned French band Zenzile, pioneers in the French dub scene with over 15 years of musical influence. Set against the backdrop of the city at night, this visually striking short film takes viewers on an introspective and metaphorical journey into the mind of Hélène, the central character.

Through mesmerizing visuals, Stay transforms the urban landscape into an ethereal and intimate space, where imagination intertwines with reality. The video serves as a powerful metaphor, delving deep into Hélène's psyche and inviting audiences to explore the depths of her emotions.

With its evocative cinematography and the band's enchanting music as the driving force, Stay captures the essence of Zenzile's unique sound and artistic vision. This collaboration brings forth a truly immersive experience, blending music and visuals to create a captivating narrative that resonates with viewers on a profound level.

Directed & edited by: Romain Tardy
1st AD: Sébastien Rippon

Featuring: Jamika Ajalon, Céline Peret (Hélène)
Camera & light: Quentin Devillers, Robin Montrau
Styling: Cécile Barraud de Lagerie
Make-up / hair: Béatrice Cormann

Production: Elodie Delaigle
Location manager: Léo Malherbe

Extras: Clara d'Hondt, Dušica Vesnić, Estelle Bibbo, Cassie-Jo Sims, Renan Le Gall, Jean-Charles Frémont.

Thanks to: Alexis Gaillard & Vincent Desboeufs (Popcorn Makers), iMal, Les Brigittines, N-D du Chant d'Oiseau, Yannick Jacquet, Lola Tonneau, Vivien Gouery and the members of Zenzile.