Kyasma ‘Radioactivity’ by Jean-Paul Frenay

Kyasma ‘Radioactivity’ by Jean-Paul FrenayKyasma ‘Radioactivity’ by Jean-Paul Frenay
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Jean-Paul Frenay delivers a riveting sci-fi thriller for Swiss rockers Kyasma and their track Radioactivity. Featuring some cool make-up SFX, the video tells the tale of a ‘looming sci-fi-etched crystalline disease’ that inevitably takes it’s toll on the promo’s main protagonist, played by Denis Carpentier .

“The band actually called me after seeing my short film Artificial Paradise, Inc,” explains Jean-Paul. “They wanted me to direct their first music video. I had total creative freedom to create a story around the track. It was to be able to tell a story without having to include any performance of the band inside the video.

“I immediately told them about this idea of a man being infected by a biomechanical disease and the struggle to stay alive while being hunted by the government. The end brings another interesting layer to the story which open up the interpretation of what we think is real.

“We shot two days with an Alexa and mainly on steadicam. The macro shots were done with a 5D mk2 – postproduction took about two months and a lot of love.”

Credits

Director
Jean-Paul Frenay
Production
Bang Bang
Producer
Geoffroy Rouffiange
Producer
Joachim Weissmann
Production Assistant
Charly Calicis
Director of Photography
Gerd Schelfhout
1st AD
Gaetan de Poorter
Gaffer
Arnaud Hock
Make-up
Erwan Simon
Make-up
Jean-­Raymond Brassinne
Make-up
Isabelle Renard
Location
Dimitri Horlait
Location
Laura Compa
Editor
Marc de Coster
Post production company
Condor
3D Animator
Sandro Paoli
3D Animator
Sylvain Jorget
3D Animator
Sébastien Desmet
3D Animator
Stanislav Shcherbakov
Compositor
Jean-Paul Frenay
Compositor
Jean-Paul Frenay
Colourist
Jean-Paul Frenay
Sound design
Echolab
Cast
Denis Carpentier
Guns
Paul-­Emmanuel
Additional Mattes
Roland Dobson, Maud Maryn
Squad
Thomas Demarez, Ronald Beurms, Gille Masson, Laurent Denayer, François Sabbe, Benoit Devos, Paul-­Emmanuel, Charly Calicis, Dimitri Horlait
Inspector
Gauthier Bourgois
Main Colleague
Olivier bonjour
Colleagues
Geoffroy Rouffiange, Michael Fromowicz

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