Markus Lundqvist's sombre and intense promo for Interpol's My Desire takes us into the increasingly tormented and drunken haze of a man – played by Frank Grillo, from the …
Senses Fail 'Between The Mountains And The Sea' by Markus Lundqvist
Don't worry about the bleak scenario in the first seconds of Markus Lundquist's video for US rock band Senses Fail's Between The Mountains And The Sea - things are soon going to liven up a lot...
Drawing from the chorus "you've got nothing to lose - don't wait 'til angels sing", the story depicts the adventures of an elderly couple going on one last hurrah. And what a night it is.
Lundqvist – one of Sweden's top visual effects artists, now making his mark as a director – juxtaposes a bleak portrait of getting old with the glitzy excitement of youth and partying, while weaving in darker undertones amidst the revelling. Using his VFX background, each frame has been crafted to aid the story and build a mise-en-scene that embodies the part car crash/part pure ecstasy party scenes. And its all wonderfully no-holds-barred...
Markus Lundquist: ""A key goal was to achieve the performance to show a bond between the hero couple and also establish a group dynamic in the party scenes which was believable.
"It was key to the success of the promo that the old people come across as cool - not clowns or caricatures. You should want them at your next party. Once that is established we follow them reliving their youth like a spring break party."
|Director of Photography||Ari Willey|
|Production Company||Miss Harry Productions|
|Lead actor||Mariannetimoleon, Thorsten Boström|
|Director's Representation||Miss Harry Productions|
|VFX||Tomas Wall / The Mill|
|Label||Work Horse Music|
|Grading company||GPS London|
|Other credits||Sound : GPS London|
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