Cat Velez - 16th June 2015

Cyrus Mirzashafa brings us this video for Palace's chilled-out track Kiloran that champions a home movie aesthetic, complete with a split screen like a vintage hand-held slide viewer. The video merges experimental visuals and holiday snapshots of summers gone by – an excellent marriage of woozy sounds and dreamy images. 

CYRUS MIRZASHAFA:

"The video was sort of inspired by that scene in Flash Gordon when, Dr. Hans Zarkov is mind-tortured by Klytus (gold face), with this elaborate device that plays back Zarkov's life and conception in pictures. I like that idea of all that imagery from an old man's life lucidly playing out with the track, in a non-literal way. And having some fat lips to sing the lyrics of course."

Credits

Executive ProducerScott Altman
CommissionerOlivia Hobbs
Director's RepresentationDefunct Films
LabelFiction
DirectorCyrus Mirzashafa
ProducerAdam Lilley
Production CompanyDefunct Films
AnimatorAga Furtak
EditorCyrus Mirzashafa
LabelFiction

Cat Velez - 16th June 2015

Related Content

video

We Are Animal 'Ideology' by Cyrus Mirzashafa

Cyrus Mirzashafa says that the idea for his new We Are Animal video "was inspired by the Jeckyl & Hyde connotations of the song, and my love of Teen Wolf." There's also the …

David Knight - 11th May 2016

video

Two Penny Blue 'Blondie ' by Cyrus Mirzashafa

The third instalment of Cyrus Mirzashafa's trilogy of videos for Two Penny Blue is a satisfying look at the arc of a relationship, from the spark of attraction to painful split, but with …

David Knight - 17th Oct 2017

video

Jennings Couch 'Blue' by Cyrus Mirzashafa

Cyrus Mirzashafa captures a rousing performance by singer-songwriter Jennings Couch of his song Blue in a field on Tottenham Marshes, mostly on richly grainy and colourful Super 8mm. 

Promonews - 6 months ago

Latest News