Directed and Concept by Enya Belak
Starring Calista Kazuko
Director of Photography: Aadhar Gupta
Edited by Enya Belak
1st AD: Elena Osipova
Gaffer: Sam Robinson-Horley
Spark: Ana Ferreira De Lima
Camera Assistant: Philip Reinking
Makeup Designer: Esmeralda Velia
Styling and Production Design: Enya Belak & Calista Kazuko
Color Correction: Teleking, Ljubljana
Grader: Fran Sokolić
Executive Producer: Aadhar Gupta
Music by Calista Kazuko, Samim Winiger, Miguel Toro & Jack Brown
Shot at Leman Locke Hotel in London. In collaboration with London based charity REST (recovery experience and sleeping tablets).
SPECIAL THANKS TO
Melanie Davis, Jason Harrington, Millie Kieve, Locke Hotels, Zoran Mihailović, Sam Robinson-Horley, Samantha Sheridan, Lorraine Solomons, Heather Yeomans and Pink&Green Colors
The accompanying video for the song, shot by filmmaker Enya Belak Gupta, shines the spotlight on the ongoing prescription drug epidemic. Using sweets and neon colours it’s not hard to infer the message: that they are as prevalent as sweets.
[Jane Clinton, Camden New Journal]
Voice of Aiko: opening minds and hearts through the power of beautiful art.
Voice of Aiko is a creative collective of top musicians, filmmakers and artists joining forces to campaign for change – an artistic army on a mission!
Aiko’s first project ‘Prescription Dream’ sees founder musician Calista Kazuko collaborate with filmmaker Enya Belak to draw the spotlight on an ongoing prescription drug epidemic. In England alone there are an estimated 1.5 million people suffering from doctor-induced Benzo drug dependency and more than 1 million patients are taking dependence-forming drugs unnecessarily. Antidepressants are also a major problem and statistics show that roughly 50 Americans die from prescription painkiller overdoses every day.
In partnership with charities REST, MIND & APRIL, Aiko’s ‘Prescription Dream’ project is campaigning to raise awareness and open dialogue on this important issue. The campaign includes a series of musical workshops with Let’s All Create using art to help heal those who have been affected.
Voice of Aiko is grateful to be supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.