Cemeteries – aka one man band Kyle J. Reigle from Buffalo – teams up with Michael Lawrence for this dark film for his track The Wilderness. A young man, played by Ryan Schira, breaks …
Porcelain Raft 'The Way Out' by Michael Lawrence
Michael Lawrence says it took weeks of pestering to shoot his video for Porcelain Raft's The Way Out at the Mademoiselle Folie Bergere strip club in his hometown of Buffalo, NY. It was worth it.
It nails the creepy atmosphere of a place where it's always night, even in the middle of the day, when there is just one punter and one poledancer in the whole place. Michael achieved the video in a single moving shot, and in a five-hour window before the club got back to real business. Time enough to tell an evolving narrative where some bad stuff happens...
"The first time I heard the track, immediately this image came to my mind of this desolate, lost, vacant place.
"Growing up in Buffalo, there are so many empty lots, small businesses that you don’t know are in operation or just a mere shell of what they used to be. I was curious who might work at one of these places, what kind of dodgy operation might be going on.
"These two characters needed to be isolated in this fringe world. They’re alone and it’s equally sad for both of them".
|Director of Photography||Kiel Milligan|
|1st AD||Aaron Duncan|
|Production Services||Paradoxal Inc|
|Associate Producer||Aaron Gordon|
|Production Assistant||Neil Maciejewski|
|Production Assistant||Mo Maciejewski|
|Location Manager||Scott Whippie|
|Lead actor||Julie Campanella|
|Lead actor||Rocco LaPenna|
|Special Thanks||Marieta Blaskova|
|Special Thanks||Ben Disinger|
|Special Thanks||Nick Adcock|
|Special Thanks||David Kruta|
|Special Thanks||Kelly Thomas|
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