Zayn "Satisfaction" (Bouha Kazmi, dir.)

ZAYN | Satisfaction

BOUHA KAZMI has directed ‘Satisfaction’ from Zayn’s sophomore album Icarus Falls. 

Touching upon elements of spirituality that we feel and don’t voice, the richly cinematic narrative expresses the mercurial beauty of a relationship set against the backdrop of an ongoing war. Underscored by Zayn’s lyrics about struggle and finding fulfilment, Kazmi depicts a metaphysical journey depicting love, loss and rebirth. The film takes a surrealist turn at the end as it captures the transcendental power of love, whilst bringing home the tragedy of war. 

“Satisfaction” is an artistic departure for Zayn that reframes the artist’s image, shifting focus away from the pop star in the context of an album that deals heavily in themes of narcissism and the pitfalls of ego.  

Production Company
Independent Representative
Director of Photography
Editing Company
Executive Producer
Mikey Hollywood, Production Designer
Alex Noble, Costume Designer
Dexter Pottinger, Hair and Make-up
Lesley Welsh, Production Coordinator
Lana Salfiti, Rochelle Coore, Makeda McKenzie, Production Assistant
Jahsen Levy, First Assistant Director
Angiel Shaw, Casting Director
Shawneil Bailey, Casting Director
Mike Linforth, First Assistant Camera
Delroy Johnson, Second Assistant Camera
Mykal Cushnie, Conrod Page, Digital Imaging Tech.
Earl Brown, Gaffer
Oneil “Ishac” Harris, Camera Operator
Cleveland McKenzie, Key grip
Dexter Pottinger, Curt Cawley, Costume Standby
Jason Peacock, Sound Designer