Luke Bather - 18th May 2016

A brilliant bait-and-switch kicks off this excellent one-take video for Mount Moriah.

Beginning on a close-up of a smiling child with a skipping rope paired with the lyrics "I met you on a dime.." very easily tricks you into thinking you're in for a nice, sentimental narrative. Until, of course, a man with a gunshot wound to the gut and a pair of ripped tights on his head careers through the background and drags our attention along with him.

The video then plays out the tail-end of a robbery narrative - that tense moment between the crime and the getaway where the whole thing hangs in the balance. We're treated here to a colourful array of background action and tiny slices of Americana all falling into a gloriously messy street scene.

I half expected the end of the video would feature the would-be criminals crashing head first into Bjork/Spike Jonze's shoot for 'It's Oh So Quiet', but this video is fun all on its own.

Credits

Production designerJohn Arnos
DirectorFidel Ruiz-­Healy
ProducerVeronica Pomilla
1st ADVeronica Pomilla
ProducerTyler Walker
Director of PhotographyConor Murphy
Production CompanyThe American Standard Film Company
1st ACShaun Kim
Production CoordinatorMary Pomilla
DriverBen Levine
Casting directorJeff Cummings
ColouristPhil Haley
Executive ProducerJordan Michael Blake
Other creditsCAST: M.C. Wolfe, David Rysdahl, Steve Siltanen, Fatoumata Toure, Makoyan Toure, Anna­Lisa Ashman, Carmen Falcon, Matthew Rosvanis, Oriane Rembalsky, Bill Hartin, John McPoyle, Travis Barrett, Emmett deMuzio, Edward Sellner, Alexander Jameson, Phyllis Pastore, Helton Llaven, Peter Cron, Samantha Hribick, Zack Block

Luke Bather - 18th May 2016

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