Cat Velez - 20th Oct 2015

The hand of a woman controls FFS (Franz Ferdinand and Sparks) on her tablet in this video for Call Girl, directed by Sasha Rainbow, where the bands' digitalised instruments, style and emotions changed and controlled with a swipe.

Using a data-moshing glitch technique, FFS play self-aware avatars brought to life in what feels like a classically graphic yet uncharacteristically glitchy music video setting.


"Who is in control? In a world where we spend at least half of our lives online, how can we describe what reality is anymore? I wanted to use disruptive technology and integrate it into the story to literally pull apart the pixels that make us when we are captured on film. 

"One of the best comments I heard from someone was that they thought their phone was playing up and they wanted to to smash it on the ground out of frustration. That was the best response I could hope for."

PRO Credits


VFXReza Dolatabadi
VFXLaurent Denamur
DirectorSasha Rainbow
ProducerStephanie Paeplow
Production CompanyRumble
Executive ProducerRob Hughes
Executive ProducerFritzi Nicolaus
1st ADAlex Paterakis
Director of PhotographyCharlie Goodger
Focus PullerBen Smith
2nd ACJomar O’Meally
GafferDan McCormick
Art DirectorTim Silversides
WardrobeColine Bach
Make-upPaola Recabarren
ChoreographerDel Mak
EditorMark Hopkinson
ColouristAubrey Woodiwiss
ColouristJason Wallis
Grading companyElectric Theatre Collective
CommissionerJohn Moule

Cat Velez - 20th Oct 2015

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