David Knight - 5th Jan 2009

Adam Egypt Mortimer directs music videos of all shapes and sizes (as well as horror shorts, and developing scripts, and making cartoons and comics). An eclectic track record includes recent videos for System Of A Down's Serj Tankian and Polish pop moppet Natalia Lesz.

And Adam is resourceful, as demon- strated with his video for Tennessee singer-songwriter James Jackson Toth. It's a diverting road trip around the Southern states, taking in New Orleans, the Oral Roberts University and dinosaurs made of hubcaps, with an emerging Badlands-style theme.

"I flew to Tennessee, got in a car with James and his wife Jex, and filmed them just about everywhere we could get to in four days," Adam writes on his website. "Ghost town, New Orleans, Dallas, Oklahoma... it was a fun, rocking, and intimate film experience. I'd never met them before and it was a total hail-mary to think we'd get along. There were almost no problems, other than when we got pulled over by cops in Arkansas and bullets spilled out of the glove compartment. But that's a story for another day."

Watch 'James Jackson Toth's Doreen by Adam Egypt Mortimer' here

Credits

Production CompanyLodger Films
DirectorAdam Egypt Mortimer

David Knight - 5th Jan 2009

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