David Knight - 5th Sept 2011

Taken from the outstanding album Creep On Creepin' On, Timber Timbre's spooky, darkly witty Bad Ritual is great - and so is this video directed by Olivier Groulx.

Olivier - whose previous work includes the interactive video for Human Highway's The Sound and co-directing Arcade Fire's Black Mirror - conjures a series of disconnected images to create something rather Lynch-like to accompany the song's American Gothic sensibility.

"It's a bit of an odd one - it's the smallest budget I've ever worked with and it was shot extremely loosely over a four day period," explains Olivier, originally from Toronto but now based in London. "I'm usually very meticulous regarding planning and tend draw very detailed storyboards for every shot. But for this, I only had a few vague ideas and an actress.

"We shot the dirt road stuff in Epping Forest (we kept being disturbed by people going for 'evening drives') and the rest in a hotel room on Archway Road. I'm not saying I'll be working this way from now on, but I have to say it was a very satisfying experience."



DirectorOlivier Groulx
ProducerVictoria Stusiak / Kokomo Workshop
Director of PhotographyTobia Sempi
EditorOlivier Groulx
CastSarah Goldberg, Susan Stanley

David Knight - 5th Sept 2011

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