David Knight - 4th Sept 2013

VFX artist-turned-director Markus Lundquist follows up his rollicking vid for Senses Fail's Between The Mountains And The Sea with this intriguing and very creepy piece for Swedish post-metal band Cult Of Luna's Passing Through (the final track on their latest album Vertikal).

This was filmed at the Säter mental hospital in Sweden – closed since the '60s, but where at one time the mentally ill were routinely castrated and lobotomized – and shows a young girl roaming the abandoned, decrepit halls and seeing the frozen statues of her family.

Cult of Luna guitarist Fredrik Kihlberg says: “When we decided to start writing a new COL album and talked about which direction we wanted to go, this was actually the first idea that came to my head. I had this phrase – time is passing me by – in my head, going on repeat, and I thought and I should try to make something out of it. It’s a simple phrase but at the same time a powerful and overwhelming feeling. We wanted this to be a beautiful but at the same time intimidating song.”

And indeed, thanks to Markus's chilling video, that sense of menace never fades...

PRO Credits

Credits

Art DirectorFritjof Granström
DirectorMarkus Lundqvist
EditorNathan Perry-Greene
Director of PhotographyAri Willey
Production CompanyMiss Harry
ProducerTeza Holmberg
Director's RepresentationMiss Harry / Sweden
CommissionerWayne Pighini
ColouristKaj Ivanovic / The Chimney Pot
VFXSam Hencher / Redrum Post
LabelDensity Records

David Knight - 4th Sept 2013

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