Pasqual Gutierrez travels to Louisiana for the new video “Imagine That” by Kevin Gates, starring members of the Baton Rouge community and anchored by a touching performance from Kevin’s daughter, Islah. The project also features beautiful photography from cinematographer Isaac Bauman.
The troubles of young, forbidden love could be a typical tale, which is why director John Merizalde sets the action in a town under the spell of an unusual cult.
John Merizalde, director: "When I first listened to the track, I was reminded of a small rural town in Georgia called Bethlehem, about an hour away from where I grew up. That, coupled with the themes behind the track — basically a critique against religiously motivated violence and hate — were the initial catalyst for theidea. The use of 16mm film and slow zooms were incorporated to hopefully give it a more old-school feel.
And no, I never attended a snake church growing up... Although I do know some people that did."
When it comes to the business of love, one should never make assumptions. So, why can't there be erotic fireworks? And why can't Pyramid Vritra — aka Hal Williams — be the one accepting clients for sexual services?