Promo News - 3rd June 2013

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.”


DirectorJean-Paul Frenay
ProductionBang Bang
ProducerGeoffroy Rouffiange
ProducerJoachim Weissmann
Production AssistantCharly Calicis
Director of PhotographyGerd Schelfhout
1st ADGaetan de Poorter
GafferArnaud Hock
Make-upErwan Simon
Make-upJean-­Raymond Brassinne
Make-upIsabelle Renard
LocationDimitri Horlait
LocationLaura Compa
EditorMarc de Coster
Post production companyCondor
3D AnimatorSandro Paoli
3D AnimatorSylvain Jorget
3D AnimatorSébastien Desmet
3D AnimatorStanislav Shcherbakov
CompositorJean-Paul Frenay
CompositorJean-Paul Frenay
ColouristJean-Paul Frenay
Sound designEcholab
Lead actorDenis Carpentier
Other creditsGuns: 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

Promo News - 3rd June 2013

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