"Black Seaweed" - MKO SUN [Music Video]

Stylistically inspired by the dramatic effects of film-noir, the video showcases serpentine choreography, haunting melodies, and a contagious hook, perfectly matching the subtle sensuality of the song.
After it's release, "Black Seaweed" was swiftly picked up by THE ABC TO FEATURE ON "Rage".
It has been nominated for a 2016 QLD Music Award in the "Music Video" category, and is also a finalist in the 2016 West End Film Festival.

The music video was created by an all female Brisbane creative team.
It features Australian model/actress Megan Hind.

  • MKO SUN
    Name of Band or Artist
  • Mia Forrest
    Director
    "City Crush" [short film]
  • Mia Forrest
    Producer
    "City Crush" [short film]
  • Megan Hind
    Key Cast
  • Billie Weston
    Make Up and Art Direction
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 11, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    400 AUD
  • Country of Origin:
    Australia
  • Country of Filming:
    Australia
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    Scope
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • New York Independent Film Festival
    New York, USA
    April 27, 2016
Director Biography - Mia Forrest

Mia Forrest is a filmmaker and photographer from Brisbane, Australia. Stylistically, she is experimental in her filmmaking, in that she is interested in limiting her filmic framework to certain devices, in order to see how far she can take them to present alternative modes of storytelling. Her films have won awards and been exhibited internationally, including the "Cannes Court Métrage", "Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival" in Scotland, as well as others, and her music videos have been broadcast on Australia's national broadcaster (ABC), and nominated for a 2016 "Queensland Music Award".

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Director Statement

"Black Seaweed" is an homage to the dramatic effects and nightmarish tones of film-noir, lending itself to tell the story of the singers nightmares in the wake of her Father's death.

All of my personal work is conceptually experimental in nature. For "Black Seaweed" I was drawn to the idea of merging surrealism and film-noir, to emphasise the dark undertones of dreams.