BERGSCHRUND FEAT. NILS FRAHM

Short List
TitleBERGSCHRUND FEAT. NILS FRAHM
ClientDJ SHADOW
Product / ServiceDJ SHADOW
CategoryA09. Excellence in Music Video
EntrantREVOLVER/WILL O'ROURKE Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Idea Creation REVOLVER/WILL O'ROURKE Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Idea Creation 2 SOMESUCH London, UNITED KINGDOM
Production REVOLVER/WILL O'ROURKE Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Production 2 SOMESUCH London, UNITED KINGDOM

The Campaign

The film is based on the Science Fiction movie genre particularly the UFO abduction story line. This was taken as a cue from the track being quite haunting. The story concept came from the idea, no-one fights an abduction-usually they let it happen. Another theory is when a person is drunk they are pliable and harder to injure due to being in a relaxed state. The story questions whether you would remember a UFO abduction if you had been drinking, or would you put it down to being a hallucination?

Creative Execution

This video was shot over the course of 1 x 12 hour night. We had a rehearsal with our stunt co-ordinator and actor. And then on the night we had 2 x cranes, our actor rigged to one and the light source to another to achieve the shots. Using a combination of SPFX and VFX we achieved the final outcome.

The music has had over 99,000 views on YouTube alone, and has been published via Pitchfork and NPR.

Music Video

The song has a really cinematic and also science fiction tone. We wanted to make a film that worked with this visually, but also had a humor to it.

Credits

Name Company Position
Matt Devine Revolver/Will O'Rourke & Somesuch Director
Hannah TW Somesuch Executive Producer
Michael Ritchie Revolver/Will O'Rourke Managing Director/Executive Producer
Pip Smart Revolver/Will O'Rourke Executive Producer
Anna Mannix Revolver/Will O'Rourke Executive Producer
Tom Gardner Somesuch Producer
Isabella Vitelli Revolver/Will O'Rourke Producer
Stefan Duscio n/a Director of Photogrpahy
Dan Lee The Butchery Editor
n/a Absolute Post House
Matt Turner Absolute Colourist
Zdravko Stoitchkov Absolute 2D Lead
Owen Saward, Chris Chitty, Lora Nikolaev, Jack Kennedy & Chris Tobin Absolute 2D Artist
Nic Sanchez Absolute Post Producer