THUNDERLIPS' latest clip for New Zealand's newest alt-pop export indi is a hypnotic and eerie piece of sci-fi body horror.
Two Door Cinema Club 'Are We Ready? (Wreck)' by THUNDERLIPS
After their excellent videos for the likes of LarzRanda and Sheep, Dog & Wolf in New Zealand, Auckland-based directing duo Jordan Dodson and Sean Wallace - aka THUNDERLIPS – make an impressive first British video for the returning Two Door Cinema Club. It is a thing of grotesque, slightly bewildering beauty.
In the the video for Are We Ready? (Wreck) video, the three members of TDCC are all noxiously cheesy spokesmen for a series of terrible ads for brands with names corresponding to the song's lyrics. Two of them have been luridly transformed, by Melissa Lackersteen's makeup job, into puffy-faced, surgery-enhanced versions of themselves. But there's a battle going on between this artificiality and reality underneath, expressed through lead singer Alex Trimble's angst and slowly disintegrating face.
It's visually arresting and audacious, and after a couple of views (maybe trying to figure it out what's going on), another catchy TDCC song will be stuck in your brain.
|Production Company||Good Egg|
|Executive Producer||John Hassay|
|Production Manager||Joshua Carter|
|1st AD||Tibo Travers|
|Director of Photography||James Blann|
|Focus Puller||Chris Pollitt|
|2nd AC||Jomar O'Meally|
|Camera Trainee||Cat Velez|
|Art Department||Felix Coles|
|Grade Producer||Hannah Ruddleston|
|Other credits||Runner: Joe Salkey Runner: Wayne Bentley|
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