David Knight - 26th Nov 2013

This is an outstanding video by Alex Amoling, for Hammock's Mute Angels, which was the winner of the Departure Films video contest in the summer of 2013. 

The milieu will be familiar to devotees of 2001 and Alien, but with the help of Hammock's epic post-rock sound Alex Amoling conjures something very distinctive - and highly emotional - from the painful solitude of a woman travelling through time and space, and coming to terms with her fate.

And this winning entry - a reworking of his thesis film at Emerson College – not only became the official video for the track, it has resulted in him working with Hammock again, directing the video for I Could Hear The Water At The Edge Of All Things, from their new album Oblivion Hymns

Alex Amoling: "Mute Angels was my entry into Hammock's Departure Films Contest, where they were looking to their listeners for other artists and filmmakers.

"The visuals behind my entry were from my thesis film at Emerson College back in 2010.  I had spent three years in school collaborating with many other talented students to craft a forty minute science fiction character piece.  It was a project that was very close to my heart and I was so struck by "Mute Angels" that I decided to reinvent the material into the five minute video you see now.  

"Even with the new story, color correct, and visual effects, the main emotional drive and purpose of the original remained intact with the moving music of Hammock."

Credits

ProducerAnna Mccarthy
DirectorAlex Amoling
ProducerCaroline Edwards
Director of PhotographyCharles Swazey
GafferStephen Chang
Production designerEva Mrva
EditorAlex Amoling
VFXAlex Amoling
Lead actorEvalena Marie

David Knight - 26th Nov 2013

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