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The Kills 'Siberian Nights' by Giovanni Ribisi

Luke Bather - 9th June 2016

Actor Giovanni Ribisi has been developing a sideline as a cameraman and shot Sophie Muller's recent video for The Kills' Heart Of A Dog. Now Ribisi finds himself working with The Kills again - but this time as director rather than DoP.

The video for Siberian Nights features some striking nighttime imagery of wolves, horses and a ritualistic gathering of humans in animal pelts. The storyline within this video is sparse and abstract, leaving the viewer to ponder whether the images are connected. Or perhaps this is just another one of those typical Siberian nights.

"I've always looked at videos from a cultural perspective - whether it's about a single, cultural event or some facet of the band," Ribisi told Pitchfork. "Over the course of making this video, what was there evolved into being something more abstract. However, during its early conception, I was enamored with a John Huston film called The Misfits. Ernst Haas was there during the making of it, taking photographs. His pictures were some of the many references for the video. The Kills have always been one of my favourite bands. Their music is undeniable. It was a pleasure and a privilege for me to work on this."

Luke Bather - 9th June 2016

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Production/Creative

Director
Giovanni Ribisi
Producer
Cody Moore

Camera

Director of Photography
Michael Burgess

Commission

Commissioner
Dilly Gent

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Cast

Aaron Venezuela, Ky Mahone, Olga Nesterko, Vladimir Varro, Jacob McArthur, Joshua Peters, Jacob Anton, Christopher Segress, Netti Rose Freed, Mackenzie Lawren, Marisa Westphal

Luke Bather - 9th June 2016

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