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Directed by Jordan Hemingway

Watch Mowalola’s trippy new film Silent Madness

Directed by Jordan Hemingway, the ‘unapologetic, indulgent, uneasy’ short sees Yves Tumor in the leading role

After teasing it earlier this year on her Instagram, Mowalola’s new film SILENT MADNESS has now been released. Directed by Jordan Hemingway and starring Yves Tumor, the film is part of an ongoing collaborative project between the rising designer and director. 

With Mowalola and Hemingway describing the film as “unapologetic, indulgent, and uneasy”, the six-minute video opens with a shot of Tumor and then cuts to a club scene, where guests are all dressed in Mowalola’s SS20 collection. 

The short then follows a man making his way through the venue, before we are re-introduced to Tumor who appears to take a drink which has been spiked. As the music becomes more intense, mirroring Tumor’s deteriorating state, surreal and trippy imagery flashes throughout, before the musician leaves the venue and walks through a London housing estate. 

With the film ending on something of a cliffhanger, as Tumor falls off a balcony landing in a puddle of blood on the floor, Hemingway and Mowalola explained the character was a reflection of both of them. “Yves plays an evil alter-ego, a hyper distorted version of himself”.  

With art direction by Dazed’s own Jamie Reid, an installation of SILENT MADNESS is set to be unveiled at Paris’s Kaleidoscope Gallery in May, you can watch the full film below.