The Fall - Genesis Owusu

Entrapment, both personal and societal, physical and psychological, stands front and centre of ‘The Fall’. In this live performance film, Genesis Owusu is bound literally and metaphysically within increasingly oppressive situations in which microphones, art and architecture act as instruments of torture. His raw, ferocious performance manifests constant tension within his various restraints, in a bold statement on race, representation and the artist’s own sense of claustrophobia.

Credits / Collaborators / Cast

Directed by VERSUS

Performed by Genesis Owusu

Commissioned by Phoenix Central Park
A Subversus Original

Director: Tanya Babic
Director: Jason Sukadana
Production Company: Vs. Studio
Cinematography: Tyson Perkins
Editor: Sean McDermott

Phoenix Executive Producer: Judith Neilson AM
Phoenix Producer and Creative Director: Beau Nielson
Phoenix Creative and Technical Director: Angus Hunt
Artistic Director: Nena Beretin

Post Production: Vs. Studio
Colour Grade: Matt Fezz

Production Manager: Justine Moyle
1st AC: Daniel Abbot
2nd AC: Ben Montague
Gaffer: Mat Wilson
Gaffer: Tommy Keyes
Best Boy: Charles Gray
Steadicam: Justin Besser
Production Designer: Rachel Mackay
Styling: Monique Moynihan
Runner: James Berry
Runner: Harry Welsh
Vehicle: Janna St Leon

Production Stills: Jess Gleeson
Title Design: Russell Fitzgibbon

Gallery Patron: Tanya Babic

Mic Gang: Holly Burchell
Mic Gang: Joshua Craig
Mic Gang: Jules Hume
Mic Gang: Angus Hunt
Mic Gang: Rachel Mackay
Mic Gang: Jeff Nock
Mic Gang: Rolando Olalia
Mic Gang: Jarred Smith
Mic Gang: Jason Sukadana

Sound Design and Mix: Joshua Craig
Live Sound Recording: Joshua Craig

The story behind the film

“The Fall’ was commissioned by and filmed at Phoenix Central Park, an innovative space for collaboration and live exchange in Sydney Australia, made in creative partnership with directing duo VERSUS.


Genre: Music
Country: Australia
Language: English
Length in minutes: 2:56
YEAR: 2021