Untitled by Bradford Young

21 Aug 2020

For this week's PAUSE, a mid-week moment to spend time with an artist's work in full, we revisit Untitled by American artist and cinematographer Bradford Young (When They See Us, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Arrival, Selma).

This screening is accompanied by a short live introduction by Bradford. The film, originally commissioned for Film4 Summer Screen 2019, is a memorial to slain rapper Nipsey Hussle and a meditation on the cathartic nature of collective mourning in the African diaspora.


Directed by Bradford Young
Produced by Nanette Nelms
Cinematography by Bradford Young
“Lit Sup” Written and Performed by Esperanza Spalding
Assistant Camera - John "J-Dub" Woodward
Gaffer - Brian Bartolini
Key Grip - Chuck Crivier
Edited by Stefani Saintonge
Creative Consultant - Nesanet Abegaze
Locations - Rick Schuler
Production Manager - Amanda Andrews
VFX & Color Producer - Matt Olmon
VFX Supervisor - Paul O’Shea 
Post Producer - Kelsea Wigmore 
Re-recording Mixer - Josh Berger 
Colorist - Elodie Ichter

Special thanks:

Noel Mesfin
Zak Tucker and Kevin Vale, for Harbor Films
Tony Low, for York Pictures
Kavon Elhami, for CamTec                          
David Hammer, for Hammer Cranes