The All-American Rejects 'Sweat' and 'Close Your Eyes' by Jamie Thraves

The All-American Rejects 'Sweat' and 'Close Your Eyes' by Jamie Thraves

Jamie Thraves delivers a compelling double-feature for The All-American Rejects.

After proving his acting chops in Amazon's hit show Preacher, this complex story of a double life comes as no problem to the band's frontman Tyson Ritter. We first meet Ritter as Betsy - a sex worker on the streets. She gets arrested and escapes via a wonderfully choreographed street dance - with choreography by Michael Rooney. At this point Betsy becomes Robert - a wealthy man who seems to have it all, or at least makes it his business to appear as if he does.

Robert's surprise party becomes a melancholy affair in which he seems completely out of his comfort zone, and the two halves of the video become a study in identity and loneliness. Can Robert stand to spend time with anybody if money isn't being exchanged? Is it really all in his head? Thraves lets the work say whatever it likes to you and makes you sit there and contemplate it.

Credits

Director
Jamie Thraves
Producer
Paulette Agnes Ang
Production Company
Kode MediaKode Media website
Executive Producer
Nathan Killham
Production Manager
Candice Perkins
1st AD
Kenneth Taylor
Director of Photography
Matthew Chuang
Focus Puller
Tom Arsenault
2nd AC
Paulina Bryant
Gaffer
Victoria Chenoweth
Art Director
Sid Nicholson
Wardrobe
Elise Velasco
Hair
Rachael Benson
Make-up
Atlas Ferrera
Editor
Jamie Thraves
Cast
Tyson Ritter
Director's Representation
Carrie Sutton
Commissioner
Dilly Gent
Steadicam Operator
Jessica Lopez
Casting Director
Richard Jordan
Colourist (Sweat)
Dan Moran @ Coffee & TV
Colourist (Close Your Eyes)
Toby Tomkins @ CHEAT
Sound Design
White Noise Lab

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