Gatekeeper - Jessie Reyez




Gatekeeper (Short Film)
Canadian singer Jessie Reyez has released a short film for “Gatekeeper,” a song about sexism and misogyny in the music industry. In the video, Reyez attends a late night get-together at a studio, where she hopes to network and impress some rappers and general music industry dudes with her singing. Instead, it takes a darker turn. Reyez narrates the video in cutaways, appearing more outwardly vulnerable and shook by the evening than the song lets on. It’s difficult to watch—especially as a rapper calls her a bitch, berates her for not sleeping with him and sneers “I am the gatekeeper!” at Reyez. Below, find the video and a note about it.

Cast: Jessie Reyez as HERSELF, Milton Barnes as THE PRODUCER, Karen Knox as THE BRIT, Shaun Bishop as THE QUIET ONE, Gabriella Graham as KARINA, Shomari Downer as THE ARTIST

Directed by Peter Huang
Written by Jessie Reyez, Peter Huang
Produced by Katy Maravala
Production Coordinator / Production Manager: Joey Bilewicz
Executive Producers: Mauricio Ruiz, Matt Power, Byron Wilson, Rey Mendoza
Cinematography: Devin Karringten
Production Design: Matt Bianchi
Wardrobe: Caitlin Wright
Make-up/Hair Alison Sharp
Editor: Skinner
Sound: Marcel Ramagnano
Producer for TA2: Dana Gadsden
Color: Conor Fisher
Producer for Alter Ego: Jane Garrah
Head of Production (Mad Ruk) Iva Golubovic
Set Dressers Hayley O’Byrne Desiree Deleau

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