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David Knight - 16th Jan 2015

After the videos for Never Catch Me and Ready Err Not, the director known as Young Replicant addresses another track on the Flying Lotus album You're Dead! with a fresh approach to the record's overarching theme - death and the afterlife. 

As a man lies on his deathbed, reality and dreamtime blurs. But the dying man's hallucinatory journey is not about to offer him much consolation. Quite the opposite it seems. 

"I would mention the Tibetan Book of the Dead, but who wants to hear about that?" says Young Replicant. "It's a story about a father navigating through the afterlife bardo, the intermediate zone, towards a new state." 

It's also a story that FlyLo aka Steven Ellison - who makes a rare appearance in one of his own videos, as part of a 'ghost chorus' that trails the father - says "encapsulates the meaning of the record...it's one of the most important moments on You’re Dead! and holds ideas I’m planning to explore in my future work.”


 

Credits

DirectorYoung Replicant
ProducerJordan Harkins
Executive ProducerLaura Tunstall
Production CompanyPulse Films
Production ManagerJessica Zeta
Director of PhotographyPat Scola
SteadicamAlex Kornreich
1st ACJake Bianco
GafferMatt Kubas
Key GripEddie Apodaca
Production designerAlex Contestabile
Art DirectorChelsea Turner
StylistStephanie Strate
Hair & Make-upLola Son
PropsChristopher Day
VFXChris Watson Wood
VFX ProducerAmanda Jones
VFX CompanyBread & Butter
EditorYoung Replicant
ColouristGreg Reese
Grading companyThe Mill
CommissionerLaura Tunstall
LabelWarp
Other creditsPractical Effects: Kurt Ewell

David Knight - 16th Jan 2015

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